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The process of perception involves two steps the recognition of sensory information and the interpretation of sensory information In order for the truth to be perceived or in other words for something to be perceived accurately sensory information must be recognized or identified correctly and then interpreted faithfully according to that recognition A faithful interpretation is one that does not negate the recognition of sensory information Truth is not perceived if an inaccurate recognition is interpreted faithfully An interpretation may take several forms however and truth still be perceived if the recognition is accurate and if the interpretation does not negate that recognition In Part One Chapter Eighteen of Cervantes Don Quixote when the title character enters into battle with a flock of sheep his perception of the sheep is at first influenced by expectation In this case the mode of perception is sight vision is the sensory information that Don Quixote must recognize and interpret Don Quixote and his squire Sancho at first cannot see the sheep because of the clouds of dust they the sheep raised which obscured and blinded their Don Quixotes and Sanchos vision Cervantes 135 Before he can actually perceive the approaching hordes Don Quixote expects them to be enemy armies ready to clash in battle because as the narrator explains every hour and every minute his mind was always full of those battles enchantments adventures miracles loves and challenges which are related in books of chivalry Cervantes 135 In other words Don Quixotes madness caused by literature prompts him to expect these approaching hordes to be armies Yet even after he can see the hordes of sheep he still believes them to be armies As the flocks grow nearer Sancho yells to Don Quixote who swears to defeat one of the armies Turn back Don Quixote for I swear to God sir they are rams and ewes you are going to attack Turn back Cervantes 137 Don Quixote however
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