This semester I had to the opportunity to learn about Don Quixote. He has played such a big role in my first semester here as a freshman. I was asked how I would remember him and the one word that comes to my mind is a hero. I believe that he is a hero because he has been through so much in his life and he believed that he could do better in the world. He went against the norms and stood up for himself and decided to try something different. Through out the book he would not go along with most of what was expected of him. In those times the priest knew thought he was crazy and knew he was acting out of his social class. Don Quixote was a hero in the way that he did not always listen to what was expected of him and he set up his own life for himself. In a way this gives hope to fellow people that if they believe in something very strongly they should be able to do as they please. Without imagination where would be be today? Fiction books and movies would not have been produced and those types of things would not exist. We need imagination in our lives and Don Quixote shows us that we can imagine things and believe in ourselves. I will remember Don Quixote as always going against the norm and how he was the hero of the story. I feel more confident after reading this book knowing that for the next 3 years at UMW If I set my mind to a specific goal I too can be successful and should reach for the stars. This is just the beginning of the end for me and Don Quixote, there is so much for be to accomplish and experience throughout college and I can only say that Don Quixote has helped me realize that.