what role has the horse in the story of don quichote? and what does it symbolize, in a greater context?
May 30, 2010 12:30 PM
Answers · 2
hi, your question is quite specialized. At non academical level there is no "theories" at all. The only thing i can say now is that horse used to be the "car" (or maybe the motorcycle) of the time. Quijote riding a horse and Sancho riding an ass is just a mark of status.
May 30, 2010
I think Quichote's horse symbolizes a link between the past and the future. Rossinante is a combination of two words: "rossin" - a nag, and "ante" meaning "in front of". By giving this name to his low-rate horse, Quichote expected it to surpass all the others and become the best stallion in the future. As every horse should match its master, Quichote expected his own future to be bright and glorious too. I am not sure, though.
June 1, 2010
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