Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

domingo, 24 de abril de 2016

Once upon a time, 400 years ago, a writer named Cervantes...

   In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen...


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Here's a bilingual edition of Don Quixote, where you can read the book both in Spanish and English.

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By the way, have you ever heard of Monsignor Quixote? Who wrote this book?

What did the character Monsignor Quixote do as a job?

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  1. Don Quixote was written by the known writer Miguel de Cervantes. In the world, this novel is one of the most important classics. Cervantes is considered the Shakespeare of the Spanish’s letters. He was a soldier in Spain, and he fighted in the Lepanto Battle, it is said that he lost his arm, so that makes be known as the Manco of Lepanto.

    In January, archaeologists found out a box with the initials of MC and into it, his bones.

    This book is about the adventures of Alonso Quixano, a man who is renamed as Don Quixote. He has a squire named Sancho, and they go out to find adventures. Don Quixote is crazy because he has read a lot of novels about cavalry. One of the funnier and known chapters is when he fights against windmills since he thinks they were giants.

    Some days ago, I went to see the crosses in Molvizar with my friends, and there was one which was called Cross of La Mancha. I think it was made of plastic but it feels like carton. It was made in representation of the 400 Anniversary of Don Quixote. They don't let us touch the cross, so we don't touch it.

    On 23th April it is celebrated his death’s anniversary. In Spain it is celebrated reading some fragments of his play. My school is named Miguel de Cervantes too, I remember very well that we did this day: firstly, we participated in a poetry contest, there were actuations and games, and at two o’clock we have a popular food.

    María Béjar 4º ESO A

  2. Both writers lived their respective golden centuries, Cervantes in Spain called the "Golden Century" and Shakespeare the English Renaissance in England. The two are the most important writers of the literature of their countries. Incidentally Shakespeare died one day after Cervantes, although the death of Cervantes is celebrated on the 23rd as well as Shakespeare.

    Cervantes was a novelist, poet and playwright who was born on September 29, 1547 in Alcalá de Henares and died on April 22, 1616 in Madrid. It is universally known, especially for having written The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, which many critics describe as the first modern novel and one of the best works of universal literature. It has been given the nickname of Prince of the Wits.

    Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. He was an English playwright, poet and actor. Known occasionally as the Bard of Avon. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, in April 1564, who at the age of 18 married Anne Hathaway, With whom he had three children, and who died on April 23, 1616, just before his 52nd birthday.

    Ariadna Prados López 1º Bach