Cervantes reinterpreted

Prompt  ….

This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

Don Quixote – the gaunt, middle-aged gentleman who, having gone mad from reading too many books about chivalrous knights set off on an adventure to win honor and glory in the name of his non-existent ladylove. This work has been interpreted in many ways from esoteric to comic.

I always believed that there was a method to Don’s madness. Little is known of Cervantes’ early years. It seems he spent much of his childhood moving from town to town with his family. During this time, he met a young barmaid named Josefina. The couple fell madly in love and plotted to run away together.

In those harsh times the family had to live with insufficient food. His father blamed it on the high milling taxes. Later the renowned author decided to run away with his beloved as he was not ready to submit to mill owner’s right to jus primae noctis.

No wonder he err …. Don fought the windmills.

Words ~157

Thank you Priceless Joy

 

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