Don Quixote Study Guides

  • Don Quixote

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    Miguel de Ceravantes' novel Don Quixote tells the story of Alonso Quijano, a man who becomes so engrossed in his books about knights and chivalry that he decides to become one himself. Though these books are clearly fictional, Alonso doesn't see them that way, and he renames himself "Don Quixote de la Mancha". Don Quixote sets out on an adventure as a knight in shining armor along with a horse he names "Rocinante".

  • Don Quixote Book II

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    Don Quixote is a novel that recounts the adventures of Alonso Quijano, also known as Don Quixote, a Spanish nobleman obsessed with the idea of chivalry. Word of Don Quixote and Sancho's adventures from the first volume have spread around Spain, and many of Don Quixote's peers take advantage of his reputation to send him off on ridiculous quests. After suffering much hardship and humiliation, Don Quixote returns home and regains his sanity, swearing off the chivalric lifestyle for good.

  • Don Quixote Book I

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    Don Quixote is a novel that recounts the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a Spanish nobleman obsessed with the idea of chivalry. He takes the name Don Quixote and sets out as a knight, taking on the farmer Sancho Panza as his squire. In the first volume of this classic, Don Quixote's imagination causes him to view ordinary circumstances as scenes from chivalric novels, resulting in many amusing incidents, like Quixote attacking windmills that he believes to be giants. Eventually, he gives up on his quest and returns home.