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DON QUIXOTE THE INFLUENCE OF THE TRAITS OF AN ANTIHEROA hero is a man of great strength and courage admired for his exploits qualities and achievements he is thought of as an ideal or a role model The character Don Quixote is an antihero because of the traits he exemplifies including an inability learn from his mistakes cowardice and incompetence For example he does not learn from adverse experience when his homemade cardboard helmet visor falls apart In addition when villagers attack Sancho his squire Don Quixote first tries to help but then runs away Finally Don Quixote is ineffectual when he intervenes while Andres a young lad is being whipped His behaviors in his numerous adventures serve to remind me to learn from adversity to be persistent in my efforts and to strive to make a difference by my actions with others Demonstrating a trait typical of an antihero Don Quixote is unable to learn from adverse experience When h discovers that his helmets visor is missing he makes another from cardboard It falls apart when he tests it thus offering no protection He fabricates a second visor just like the first and declares it to be the best ever made without determining whether or not it works He simply does not acknowledge his problems or mistakes Therefore Don Quixote cannot learn to develop appropriate solutions Whenever I make a mistake I attempt to analyze the problem so that I can learn from the situationDespite his outward bravado Don Quixote is a coward When angry villagers attack Sancho his squire Don Quixote first comes to his rescue However as the villagers turn their attack from Sancho to him he immediately flees leaving Sancho alone to defend himself If I decide to enter a confrontational situation I consider all of my options and summon my courage to persist until there is an appropriate resolution I do not abandon the fight Finally Don
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