Ventas cervantinas: La tecnica dramatica y el engano de los sentidos. (Spanish text);
Abstract (Summary)This dissertation concentrates upon the examination of the country-inns as a stage in the El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha where Cervantes develops his dramatic technique and also the theme of the delusion of the senses. It is divided in two parts, each of which corresponds to each part of Cervantes' work: that of 1605 and that of 1615. Each part is in turn divided into two chapters, with their respective subdivisions. The theme of the author's preoccupation with the meaning of life and human behavior at the inns is the subject of Chapter I, first part; and also the importance of the forewords to both parts of the book, considered as a first indication of the theme of the delusion of the senses stated through what is properly aesthetic and literary, and through the play of opposites. Chapter II studies the inns in the Quijote of 1605, presenting the delusion of the senses as an aesthetic resource. The first inn presents the experience of reality-appearances, while the second inn, which appears in the story on three different occasions, the constant blending of dramatic technique and the delusion of the senses, the play and magic of costumes, and the inn seen as a starting point for the revaluation of the pastoral novel. The second part deals with the similarities and the differences between the Forewords of 1605 and 1615, and the delusion of the senses as an antecedent to the "Retablo de Maese Pedro". Chapter II studies the inns of the 1615 Quijote, where the theme of the unreachable limits of fiction appears. The study of the first inn is centered on the interpretation of the "Retablo de Maese Pedro" as the climax of Cervantes' exploration of the theme of the delusion of the senses; the second inn is studied from the point of view of the shift from the conflict of fiction-reality to the aspect of literary criticism. The study ends with the third inn, where Cervantes moves from the transposition of the arts (painting and the theater) to the literary perception.
School Location:USA - Massachusetts
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/1988