Graduation Year

2013

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2013 3:00 PM

Description

The novel Don Quijote de la Mancha is a classic known throughout the centuries and has left behind such a legacy that no one can deny its importance in the world of literature. However, young readers are unable to immerse themselves in this classic unless through an adapted version of the original novel. Through an analysis of various children’s adaptations of Don Quijote de la Mancha, this investigation suggests that the most important themes of the novel, such as friendship, duality, and identity, are still preserved within the adaptations, although somewhat modified to reach a younger audience.

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Apr 20th, 2:00 PM Apr 20th, 3:00 PM

Don Quijote a Través de La Literatura Infantil/Don Quijote Through Children’s Literature

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The novel Don Quijote de la Mancha is a classic known throughout the centuries and has left behind such a legacy that no one can deny its importance in the world of literature. However, young readers are unable to immerse themselves in this classic unless through an adapted version of the original novel. Through an analysis of various children’s adaptations of Don Quijote de la Mancha, this investigation suggests that the most important themes of the novel, such as friendship, duality, and identity, are still preserved within the adaptations, although somewhat modified to reach a younger audience.