Persuasive Writing

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We have been reading Adventures of Don Quixote by Argentina Palacios in class. We have also been studying persuasive writing. We wrote to this persuasive prompt:

Do Don Quixote’s good intentions justify his actions?

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Have you read about a story that has a crazy character? The
Adventures of Don Quixote is all about a unpredictable character who
is out of his mind crazy. Don Quixote is a man with good intentions
but does many unreasonable actions.
Don Quixote has unreasonable actions because in chapter 10 he
wants to have the lion keeper open the cage so that Don Quixote can
trying to defeat a lion. But the lion didn’t even want to get out so
the lion keeper then just said ” You have much courage.” Then he came
up with Don Quixote da La Mancha Knight of the Lions.
Don Quixote also has unreasonable actions because in chapter 11 he
destroyed puppets thinking that they were real people. While being in
the inn a famous puppeteer just got there and saw Don Quixote and
Sancho Panza. So he wanted to give a puppet show for the whole in.
While the show Sancho made Don Quixote mad and saw the puppets
thinking they were real people and destroyed them.
Sancho should of had the courage to tell Don Quixote the truth
and tell him to stop all the madness that the books have created. The
story tells that you shouldn’t always believe in fairytales.

Hannah

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Have you every wanted to stop a character from doing something big? Don Quixote wants to face off against a lions by himself. In Arentina Palacios Adventures of Don Quixote, Don Quixote and Sancho are in adventure all the time, like chasing windmills and freeing prisoners. I think Don Quixote has good intentions but every time he try’s something good he fails. I think Don Quixote is a fool. Don Quixote dose to many crazy things like chopping off puppets heads and arms, freeing prisoners and running into windmills. He is a crazy just because he reads to many book.

Don Quixote has done brave things before but he has  done nothing close to wanting to fight a lion by himself. The brave and foolish Don Quixote did not think about getting mauled to death. Luckily  the lion did not wont to fight that day.

Don Quixote is a crazy man. He has done some crazy things, If Don Quixote had stopped  reading knight books he would have never have gone crazy, and would have never done anything bad. Don Quixote is a crazy man.

by Colten

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Have you ever read a book and thought if the guy is a bad guy or a
good guy? The book Adventures of Don Quixote, Don Quixote travels and
makes trouble, but for good intentions. I think that his good
intentions justify his actions.
Don Quixote is doing bad things but means good like when he hit the
windmill but he thought that they were giants and he didn’t want
anyone to get hurt.
Another thing is when he let the prisoners out, but he thought they
were slaves because he said, ” They were prisoners on their way to
hard labor on the Kings galley ships.”
Don Quixote should have acted differently. He doesn’t mean for
these things to happen because he is crazy. This story teaches you
that even if you have good intentions, some bad things may happen.

– Lillian

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Have you ever wanted to yell at a character? In the The Adventures of Don Quixote, by Argentina Palacios Don Quixote goes around doing crazy thing even though he’s not doing horrible things. I don’t think Don Quixote’s good intentions justify his actions because he has really no common since.

In my opinion I don’t think that his good intentions justify his actions because he goes back and forth between his decisions and actions.

Don Quixote also goes crazy over everything. He thinks windmills are monsters. He has really no common sense

Overall that is why I think Don Quixote’s good intentions justify his actions. I say they do not because he is crazy from reading to many books and goes back and forth between everything.

-Hailey

 

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Have you ever read a book when the main character is trying to be good, but is bad? In The Adventures Of Don Quixote, Don Quixote wants to be a knight and do good deeds. In his head he is, although in reality he is harming others. For example, he sets prisoners free when he thought they were being held captive.Don Quixote is a man who has mind problems and sees things. When he is setting the prisoners free, he threatens the guards. Don Quixote wants to be a knight because he reads so many stories about knights, so when he finds an old piece of armor, he declared himself a night. Don Quixote will do any adventures from his books, in real life. Don Quixote’s good deeds or intentions do not justify his actions.

Don Quixote’s good intentions do not justify his actions because, in his head is were the actions are good, but in reality they are very, very destructive. Also, at one point, he cuts up a lot of wine sacks, and he cut puppets thinking they are real people. Don’t Quixote should go home.

Don Quixote, as well, attacks objects and people. In a city or town he calls people cowards and causes pain to himself. Don Quixote needs to stop believing those crazy stories.

Don Quixote should have listened to his “squire” Sancho Panza because he does not have brain problems and sees the correct things. When he chose to challenge a knight about a lady, he ended up hurting his friends. When doing all of these obnoxious things, he hurts people without realizing it. This book tells us to listen to our friends so we don’t look like a jerk, and get embarrassed.

Charlie

 

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Have you ever read a story where the main character is the most foolish? In Argentina Palacios’ story Adventures of Don Quixote, a “knight” and his “squire” go on some crazy adventures trying to right the wrong. However, Don Quixote’s good intentions don’t justify his actions.

Don Quixote’s good intentions don’t justify his actions, because he cannot see what is really happening. Even when his “squire” tries to talk some sense into him, he still goes to fight. When he goes and fights, he always gets hurt. Why would anyone try to defeat a “giant”?

Don Quixote’s good intentions don’t justify his actions also because whenever he goes, he always looks through the eyes of imagination instead of seeing reality. He thinks that puppets are real people, he thinks that windmills are giants, and he thinks he can become a knight.

Don Quixote should have listened to Sampson, the priest, and the barber. If he did, then they would probably help him realize that he cannot become a knight in shining armor and help him to come back to reality.

– Elena

 

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Have you ever learned about Don Quixote? In Argentina Palacio’s The Adventures Of Don Quixote, Don Quixote acts like he is blocked from the real world and stuck in fantasy land. In this story, Don Quixote’s good intentions don’t justify his actions.

Don Quixote’s good intentions don’t justify his actions because he thinks everything is a mythical thing, also because he is letting other people travel with him and leave his home. He also destroys other things like windmills, hurts other people, and also lets prisoners get away from guards. Why would Don Quixote’s good intentions actually justify his actions?

Don Quixote’s good intentions don’t justify his actions also because he ignores the real world and stays in the fantasy. Each time someone would try to tell him that he is delusional, but he never listens even when his own “Squire” tries to tell him he is delusional and he still doesn’t listen. If he realized he was delusional, he might have been able to see the real world.

Don Quixote should of learned that “giants” aren’t real and should have grown up to be a very strong boy, and not pretend he is a “knight”. This story reminds you to tell kids that some things aren’t real.

 

-Allena

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Have you ever wanted to stop the main character from doing wrong? In the story, The Adventures Of Don Quixote, Don Quixote and Sancho go all around Spain fixing wrong, to right but he is crazy and sees things differently. Sometimes he changes right to wrong. Don Quixote has good intentions, but the wrong actions.
Don Quixote has good intentions, but the wrong actions because he thought a windmill was a giant and wanted to kill it, so that no one would get hurt. He destroyed someone’s property and when he realized that it was a windmill, he blamed it on an evil wizard.
Don Quixote also has good intentions, but bad actions because he thought that three prisoners were getting held against their will, so Don Quixote fought the guards and released the three dangerous prisoners to Spain. Don Quixote should have asked the guards what they were going to do with the three prisoners.
Don Quixote has good intentions, but should have listened to Sancho about the windmill and the prisoners. He turned right to wrong because he didn’t listen to Sancho. This story reminds us all to listen to what people say some times.

– Izabel

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Have you ever wanted the laugh at a main character? In Argentina
Palacios’s book, Adventures of Don Quixote, Don Quixote is a very
crazy man. I think Don Quixote’s good intentions do justify his
actions.
I think his intentions do explain his actions because Don Quixote
is crazy. He fights windmills, he thinks normal people are knights
that want to fight him. He walked up to a random farm girl and kissed
her hand. He does things that are crazy, but in his world he is doing
the right thing.
Another reason I think Don Quixote’s intentions do justify his
actions is he is delusional. He thinks windmills are giants, he fights
regular townfolk thinking they are knights and enemies. He does not
know how it affects other people.
That is why I think Don Quixote’s intentions do justify his
actions. He is crazy and he is technically disabled. So I still stand
with my starting argument.

-Delaney

 

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Have you ever read a book with a crazy main character with good intentions, just bad actions? Well, in Argentina Palacio’s, Adventures of Don Quixote, a man goes crazy with the obsession of knights from too much reading of them. Don Quixote tries to do good, but does the opposite, leaving him with good intentions that do not justify his actions.

Don Quixote’s good intentions do not justify his actions because he always represents his actions in a wrong way, time, and place. He released prisoners from guards thinking: “I must free them!” and “They are being held captive!” Don Quixote has even acted in such a way that he made himself and fellow acquaintances get hurt, (including horses). How can a man try so hard to have good intentions, but instead have them always become bad?

Don Quixote’s is always hurting someone or getting hurt, hurting as in hurting people inside or out. When he “fought” the puppeteer’s puppets, it hurt the puppeteer on the inside, because he said “I’m ruined!” Even when he was fighting the windmill, his horse got hurt. Don Quixote needs to think about his actions and to do, that he needs to listen to other’s ideas.

Don Quixote’s actions are not justified even though he has good intentions. When he let the prisoners go he sent danger to innocent people who in Don Quixote’s imaginal eye are “bad” people. Don Quixote should listen, listen to the people, the ones who don’t laugh at him, the ones who care. In the meantime Don Quixote’s actions are not right, his intentions, yes, but actions, no!

 

-Taylor

 

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Have you ever read a story that made you want to see through the characters eyes? In Argentina Palacios’s tale, Adventures of Don Quixote, a man named Don Quixote is proving you can have courage and a big imagination, even as an adult. Don Quixote does what he wants, especially if it means fighting windmills because he thinks they are giants. Don Quixote’s good intentions justify his actions.
Don Quixote’s good intentions justify his actions because he looks at the world a little differently. He seems to want to save the world, and his crazy imagination brings that to life. Everyone thinks he is delusional, although they don’t see what he sees. They all see puppets, not living bad guys. They all see windmills, not giants. Don Quixote’s imagination leaves him to believe he is keeping the world from danger. Why not look through his eyes? People could at least try and understand Don Quixote.
Don Quixote’s good intentions also justify his actions because he ignores what other people think. Each time he does something odd, someone tells him he is “crazy”. If he really cared about what other people said, he could stop acting as a knight. He has a chance of coming around to a real fight and having victory. He might actually save Spain someday if he keeps on believing in himself. If he did care he could get to the point where he has no courage, no intentions, and no imagination. He could put Spain in danger if he stops believing.
Don Quixote has lead us to believe he has courage. By ignoring what everyone said, his good intentions lead to good actions, (within his imagination that is). Don Quixote is a strong man, with good life lessons. This tale reminds us to stop caring about what other people think, and to be our selves.

– Payten

 

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Have you ever read a book where you can relate to the main character? In Argentina Palacios, Adventures of Don Quixote,  Don Quixote is trying to be a knight. Don Quixote is very crazy and delusional. That is why his good intentions do not justify his actions.

Don Quixote’s good intentions do not justify his actions because he can’t just go around freeing criminals and threatening random people. He should have realized  that he is not a very good knight and that he is very delusional. Just because he thinks windmills are giants does not mean he can break them.

Another reason Don Quixote’s good intentions do not justify his actions because he is delusional, so that affects how he acts. He should of stayed at home the first time he got brought back to his home, that is why he is delusional.

Don Quixote should have been more responsible for his actions. Breaking things because he is delusional; this is a great example of what happens when you read too much about knights.

 

By

Lairden

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Have you ever read a story where the main character is bad? In the
classic tale Adventures of Don Quixote by Argentina Palacios,
Don Quixote goes around attacking people thinking he’s doing good. He
also frees prisoners, making him a convict. His good intentions do not
make up for his deeds.
Don Quixote’s good intentions do not make up for his actions
because he attacks people doing their daily jobs. He first attacked
mule drivers getting water. Second, he attacked windmills. Then he
attacked guards and freed prisoners. Who does that?
Don Quixote also isn’t justified because he doesn’t prioritize. He
first abandons his family at home. Second, he convinces Sancho Panza
to leave a wife and children so he could govern an island. Third, he
forces someone to release a lion! If I were him, I’d at least try to
bring along my family!
Don Quixote should have realized that he was hurting innocent
people and stopped before the prisoners escaped. He became the
laughing stock of Spain because of his bad deeds. In the end, he
didn’t get what he deserved.

– Jackson

 

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Have you ever read a book that makes you wish the main character
would go back to reality? In Argentina Palacios’ Adventures of Don
Quixote fifty year old Don wants to be a knight. But then he takes it
too far, by attacking windmills, and calling “Knights” cowards for not
jousting with him, (when they’re just normal people.) Do his good
intentions justify his actions? I don’t think so!

Don Quixote’s intentions don’t justify his actions because,he is
going around, calling ordinary people cowards for not fighting him and
getting seriously hurt.

Don Quixote’s intentions don’t justify his actions also because,
he is going around and destroying other people’s property because he
wants to be a knight . Why on earth would the people of Spain let him
do this?

Don Quixote shouldn’t have been allowed to do the stuff he did.
When he released the prisoners, he let danger into the world. In the
end I think he should have been stopped.

Nicole

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Don Quixote’s  good intentions did not justify his actions. He spent his days doing bad things to people and things. He hurt people who didn’t deserve to be hurt. He destroyed objects he thought were different than what they really were. If he had acted differently, things would have turned out better.

Don read many books about knights. He was obsessed with these stories. This seemed to make him crazy and contributed to his bad decisions.

His eyes played tricks on him . He saw giants that weren’t there. He thought wine bags were evil people. He destroyed puppets because he thought they were alive. He made terrible decisions based on things that weren’t real.

Don Quixote shouldn’t  have read books about  knights since he couldn’t separate them from reality. By continuing to think he was a knight, and behaving as crazy as he did, he caused lot of harm.

 

Luke

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Have you read about a story that has a crazy character? The
Adventures of Don Quixote is all about a unpredictable character who
is out of his mind crazy. Don Quixote is a man with good intentions
but does many
unreasonable actions.
Don Quixote does unreasonable actions because in Chapter 10 he
wants to have the lionkeeper open the cage so that Don Quixote can try
to defeat a lion. But the lion didn’t even want to get out so the lion
keeper then just said ” You have much courage.” Then he came up with
the title, Don Quixote da La Mancha, Knight of the Lions.
Don Quixote also has unreasonable actions because in Chapter 11 he
destroyed puppets thinking that they were real people. While being in
the inn a famous puppeteer just got there and saw Don Quixote and
Sancho Panza. So he wanted to give a puppet show for the whole inn.
While throughout the show  Sancho made Don Quixote mad and saw the
puppets thinking they were real people and destroyed them.
Sancho should of had the courage to tell Don Quixote the truth
and tell him to stop all the madness that the books have created. The
story tells that you shouldn’t always believe in fairytales.
-Hannah

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