Don Quixote Short Summary

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Plot summary Quixano is a middle-aged person who has been involved in reading a lot of heroic books. He has been involved in reading the books to an extent of thinking himself as a heroic knight. Quixano is in love with a girl named Dulcinea who lives in the same town as him. Afterward, he changes his name to Don Quixote in order to fulfill his quest of finding an adventure. He came across a group of guys who he fights thinking that they are a group of evil knights but he is not successful in fighting them. The priest in the town convinces him to come back home and he takes all his heroic books in order to burn them. That was meant to release Quixote off his fantasies (Ormsby). Don Quixote makes friends with Sancho Panza who initially never…show more content…
That can be shown by the fears which are in the housekeeper and that makes Don Quixote run away (Ormsby). The foreshadowing shows that the fate of Don Quixote was supposed to be found in the second…show more content…
The theme of idealism versus realism can be seen in the story of Don Quixote. He is taken as an idealist because he constructs a moral code in the story and he is able to build around unrealistic expectations as well as beliefs which were outdated. Immersing himself in a world which seemed to be a fantasy world shows that it was his realism which led him. His idealism and realism keep him happy. The theme of honor and virtue can be shown by Quixote who is considered to be an honorable person. Most of the stories which have chivalric love usually show ultimate honor as well as a virtue in the development of the main stories. Love is a central theme in the book and it is used as an excuse for bad behavior. The narrator is not interested in love but the behaviors of the Quixote can be taken as actions derived from love. Insanity is another theme in the book and it can be shown by the behaviors of Quixote. Insanity is shown to be contagious because Quixote made Sancho believe on his quest ad they shared the same drive of insanity which made them start the quest
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