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Monsignor Quixote

Monsignor Quixote

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Somewhere along the way, the two, so different in their beliefs and temperament, develop mutual empathy and a strong fellowship: two against the world in which they suffer betrayal and alienation. The former is active while the latter is passive so the first is admissible and the second prohibited. Is it by means of the ‘tilting at windmills’ that he does with his Communist friend, in which they hurl javelins at each other in laying bare the truths of their different beliefs? Quixote compares the Holy Trinity to three bottles of wine from the same vintage – the same essence in three distinct entities.

Monsignor Quixote’ is very clearly intended as a parallel or companion piece to ‘Don Quixote’ and the reader will surely benefit greatly from having read, or at least being significantly familiar with Cervantes original novel. Together they debate the dogmas of their various beliefs while drinking a lot of wine and having various comic adventures.

The comparison between the protagonists, a humble priest and a Communist mayor, and the heroes of "Don Quixote" feels belabored. As a free mind a person can choose what he or she believes and some of these beliefs can be more firmly rooted in reality than others; ie. Which book, I wish to know most earnestly, would foster such a feeling of warmth and assurance today?

The believer will fight another believer over a shade of difference; the doubter fights only with himself. He wishes everything could go back to normal, but the villagers tell him he must seize this new opportunity.But one could also sense the devil's advocate in the character of the priest himself, who despaired: "How is it that when I speak of belief, I become aware always of a shadow, the shadow of disbelief haunting my belief?

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