StudentShare solutions
Got a tricky question? Receive an answer from students like you! Try us!

Book Report/Review example - El burlador de Sevilla

Only on StudentShare
Book Report/Review
Book Reports
Pages 4 (1004 words)
El burlador de Sevilla or "The playboy of Seville" is the title of the novel in which the figure of Don Juan appears for first time, thus creating a legendary character that has influenced many literary works since. Published in 1630 by Tirso de Molina, one of the most famous playwrights of the Golden Age, it is set in the Spain of the 14th century [1].

Extract of sample

He is thus unoccupied and enjoying the idleness of the rich.
The play starts with Don Juan deceiving the young Duchess Isabela into having sexual intercourse with him by disguising himself as her suitor, el Duque Octavio. When she discovers the deception and calls for help, Don Juan's uncle, Don Pedro, comes to arrest the rapist. He soon realizes the criminal is his own nephew and decides to let him go. Before, however, he reprimands him and reminds him of a previous incident of a similar nature: "no bast emprender con ira y fuerza extraa tan gran traicin en Espaa con otra noble mujer, sino en Npoles tambin". In spite of the fact that Don Juan is unrepentant, Don Diego goes to see the king and informs him that the man that assaulted Isabella was Octavio. In accordance with the laws of the times, Octavio, now a suspected rapist, is ordered by the king to marry the dishonored Isabela.
In the meanwhile, Don Juan escapes to Spain. During the trip his boat is shipwrecked and himself and his servant Catalinn are washed up on the shores of Tarragona (Spain), where a young lady called Tisbea comes to their rescue. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

"The Characters of a short story are often alienated and isolated figures operating on the Fringes of society"
"I write short," she wrote beautifully in 1983, "my words tight to the thread of the narrative."…
10 pages (2510 words)
Candide by Voltare and Utopia by Thomas More
Their worlds were created in the basis of equality, justice and contentment of the people living within. Their worlds were devoid of the evils of injustice and cruelty, greed and power.…
5 pages (1255 words)
Miguel de Cervantes Don Quijote
But the ironic twist occurs when Avellaneda takes up this convention and brings out his "second part" of the Quijote. (John G. Weiger, 1986)…
5 pages (1255 words)
The Heptameron by Marguerite de Navarre
Also, blood was considered the main humor out of the four, the three others being phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile, and a fine balance between all four was necessary in an individual's body in order to ensure good health. Different blood vessels were linked with different organs: the vein in the right hand was linked to the liver, and blood was drained from it in case of liver disorders, as we…
3 pages (753 words)
Sevignes Letters
She eagerly relates and analyses the situations that have to do with these, and whether they be grave or light, colors them blithely and with humor.…
4 pages (1004 words)
Conflict in Lorcas Work
ceeding, he himself became a victim of those flaws of the society.…
12 pages (3012 words)