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Don Quixote

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Quixotic
Foolishly impractical, especially in the pursuit of ideals
Parody
Comical piece of writing that mocks the characteristics of a special literacy firm
Epic
Long narrative or narrative poem about the deed of a hero
Epic Hero
Brave and righteous main character who displays his heroism in a long, dangerous journey
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
Reality check
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
Don Quixote
A wandering hero who became insane from reading to many books about chivalry (Literature corrupts)
Chapter One
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.
Chapter Eight
Sancho Panza is the foil for DOn QUixote (his exact opposite, voice of reason)
The famous windmill scene ~ Don quixote rejects sancho panzas version of reality, Attempts to battle giants and fails, and then he believes freston turned them into windmills to protect him