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Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self
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"Every autobiography is concerned with two characters, a Don Quixote, the Ego, and a Sancho Panza, the Self"

- W. H. Auden

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This quote by W.H. Auden recommends that every autobiography is a story of two characters, the lead character and the storyteller. The lead character, or Don Quixote, is the ego, or the person's sense of self. This is the character that is the focus of the story, and the one that the reader follows on their journey. The storyteller, or Sancho Panza, is the self, or the person's sense of identity. This character is the one that provides the commentary and viewpoint on the lead character's journey. Together, these 2 characters develop the story of the individual's life, and supply insight into their identity and sense of self. Auden's quote suggests that these 2 characters are important to any autobiography, and that they are the secret to comprehending the person's life story.

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W. H. Auden This quote is written / told by W. H. Auden between February 21, 1907 and September 29, 1973. He was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 59 other quotes.

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