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Why does Cervantes write Don Quixote?
He writes to satirize or make fun of romances of chivalry characterized by supernatural deeds, implausible and complicated journey, duels, and enchantments of knights
What don Quixote Thinks
He becomes a chivalric knight to make his life more interesting and bearable. The humor lies in contrast between don quixotes ideal and the real world
Don quixote is not really a knight but an impoverished landowner.
His ideals includes, love as service, loyalty to valor and generosity, seek out wrong and make right, help those in need, and to be full of valor in honor of his lady
A wandering hero who became insane from reading to many books about chivalry (Literature corrupts)
How is don quixote pre-insanity, and how he becomes insane.
His transformation to becoming a knight and he named his faithful steed rocinante (horse). His princess is a country girl called Dulcinea.
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