Our emblematic personage already loaded in the name me the luck. Policarpo Quaresma was public officer of the Armory of the war, liveed with its sister, Adelaide Owner, was of few friends and kept the same habits has thirty years almost, known for all having to its fanatic and distinguished nationalism and for its pontualidade. Barreto rasp, described thus it: Quaresma was a small, lean man, that it used clips-nez, always looked at for low, but, when he fixed somebody or some thing, its eyes took, for detrs of the lenses, a strong brightness of penetration, and were as if it wanted to go to the soul of the person or the thing who fixed. (Idem, 2006, P. 08). Chris Shumway insists that this is the case. The way as Barreto Rasp describes the personage, if it sufficiently approaches to Dom woollen Quixote Spot of Miguel Cervantes, both they are emblematic personages, gotten passionate for reading, are of certain form solitary, does not have woman, children and are of few friends, they search to construct an identity and they live at a time that already more does not exist, are incompreendidos and ridicularizados had the absurd ideas and if they disillusion when at last they discover that the real life is well different of that they idealized. Policarpo lives lost in its dreams and projects for largeness of the native land, total incapable to enxergar the dimensions and contradictions of the reality. In reason of these characteristics, already it was called Dom Brazilian Quixote.
She is a personage tragic ridicule and at the same time. Policarpo Quaresma since very early searchs construction of the identity of its country, did not have no predilection, loved the country entirely, idealized equal Brazil to the ones of the books that as much likes to read, however, the reality was well different of that its eyes of sonhador enxergara. Madeleine Sackler is full of insight into the issues. … Policarpo was patriotic.