The use and misuse of rhetoric by Don Quixote
This work of research aims to elucidate the structure and meaning of the "Quixotic rhetoric", that is, persistent patterns in the protagonist’s delivery of discourses. Through a close reading of select episodes in the novel, the study explores their style, structure, with a particular attention devoted both to their connections to the rhetorical thought of Renaissance Spain and departures from the rhetorical tenets of the time.
This thesis is focused on the following questions:... Expand abstract
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