Don Quixote: Key Facts

Don Quixote: Key Truths

Who composed Don Quixote?
Miguel de Cervantes
How old is Don Quixote?
nearly 50
What occupation does Don Quixote desert to become a knight-errant?
a hunter
What gives him the concept to pursue this brand-new “career”?
Reads books about chivalry; kept checking out the stories; ends up being consumed with them
What is the initial step Don Quixote takes to get ready for his adventure?
He gets armor & & develops a helmet
What is the next information to which he goes to the prepare for his adventure?
Produces a name for himself and his horse– Riconate
Henceforth, what is the FULL name by which Don Quixote will be known?
Don Quixote de la Mancha
(Don Quixote of the Blemish)
Who is Dulcina del Toboso?
An attractive farm girl who lived close-by that he enjoyed
As Don Quixote embarks on his brand-new experience, what dilemma does he face that almost triggers him to “abandon the business he ha [s] undertaken”?
He had actually never been officially dubbed a knight & & any actions he would do would be illegal
After a long day’s journey, at what type of facility does Don Quixote stop?
a very run-down inn
While at the facility (formerly called), Don Quixote makes many incorrect, and therefore humorous, assumptions. Explain them.
1) overshadows nearby were sounding trumpets for his arrival
2) the wenches (prostitutes) were the chatelaine, or girlfriends, of the castle
3) the inn was an extravagant castle with turrets, peaks, a drawbridge and a moat
4) the codfish he was served was in fact trout
5) the innkeeper was the king (or keeper) of the castle)
Whom does Don Quixote choose to be the one to formally call him a real knight?
the inn keeper
Where and when will the ceremony take place?
The next morning in the “yard”
Why does the innkeeper play together with Don Quixote?
For the sport of it; he thinks it is humorous
What does the innkeeper tell Don Quixote he will need to be a true knight?
Money and a squire
Why does Don Quixote need to safeguard his arms?
So they don’t get taken
Where does he keep them?
A horse’s trough
Why does the mule driver move Don Quixote’s armor
To water his “drove” (mules)
What does Don Quixote do to the first chauffeur?
Hits him on the head & & he ends up being unconscious
What does he do to the 2nd driver?
He cuts his head into 4 pieces
What is Don Quixote’s general mission?
to ideal every incorrect, assist the clingy, redress complaints, and do away with abuses
At the inn there is one method which Don Quixote measures up to his mission, what is it?
When he gets called a knight
Don Quixote’s next experience deals with a rich farmer and his servant, Andres. Is Quixote’s disturbance in the matter well intentioned?
Yes; he is simply attempting to help the servant
What is the ultimate effect of the interference?
As soon as Quixote leaves, the farmer abuses the servant more.
How does Don Quixote discuss how much Andres owes the farmer?
Because Andres has beaten him, giving him shoes and paying for a blood-letting shouldn’t be drawn from what is owed; for the blood and skin lost from the whippings replaces the leather and blood for the shoes and medical attention
Who does Don Quixote pick as his squire?
Sancho Panza
Why does the squire originally accept be with Don Quixote?
He is guaranteed his own island that he will be guv of
Does he feel the very same method in the end?
No; now he is remaining since of the enjoyable & & adventure, he has actually ignored the guarantee of land
In reality, the “giants” that Don Quixote attacks are windmills. How does he explain the giant’s change to windmills?
A magician (Freston) turned them so that Don Quixote might not have the ability to win against them
Contrast Don Quixote with the innkeeper and the abundant farmer.
Don Quixote- truly tries to assist others
Innkeeper- goes along for humor & & for the sport
Farmer- only thinks of himself