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“Don Quixote” is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, written in the 1600s. It is about a man named, Alonso Quixano, a nobleman who after reading many novels about knights decides to go out and looking for adventures fitting for a knight. He renames himself Don Quixote and takes off with his neighbor Sancho, who he calls his squire. Don Quixote seems to have an idea of what is right and wrong. He does his best to right what he believes is wrong in the name of knighthood. However, these attempts are often wrong or misjudged. Don Quixote is a hero in that the world he has built in his mind he is doing the right thing but, his attempts of trying to be this heroic knight go majorly wrong. In Chapter XV, Don’s horse Rocinante gets hurt trying to court some ponies from a pasture. Don seeing this decides to avenge Rocinante being mistreated by the carriers of the ponies. There are about more than twenty of the carriers and knowing that Don decides to fight them saying that he has the strength of a hundred men. They are only able to take down one man before the rest join in, ultimately leaving Don and Sancho in a great deal of pain. Don blames this not on his recklessness but on God because him being a knight means he shouldn’t have tried to fight…show more content…
He ended up getting himself and his friend hurt believing he could take on more than twenty men. He made his injuries worse by being delusional enough to think a servant girl looking for her lover was the daughter of a rich man going against her parents to be with him. He even set free a bunch of criminals thinking that their free will was being taken from them. There was an underlying reason that made some sense for these actions but were wrongly executed. He is a hero who lacks basic common sense and does whatever he thinks is right not what actually is

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