Reality and fiction are two different universes, yet they are inextricably linked. Real-world sights can inspire us to create fantastic tales. A book or a dream, on the other hand, might inspire us to create a certain frame, portrait, or topic.
Miguel Cervantes’ work Don Quixote is a study of the concept of “made reality.” Cervantes demonstrates to readers via the figure of Don Quixote how we, as humans, frequently alter reality to fit our desires. Don Quixote is a genuine person living in a real world, yet everything he sees in his head is exaggerated.
Originally planned as a parody of the long-in-fashion chivalric romances, it depicts realistically what happens to an older knight who, bewildered by such stories, rides out on his aged horse Rocinante with his pragmatist squire, Sancho Panza, in search of adventure. The novel was widely and quickly translated (the first English translation was in 1612), and it is often regarded as a precursor of the contemporary novel.
The story begins in a town in La Mancha, Spain, wherein a country gentleman’s fascination with chivalry texts drives him to decide to become a knight-errant, adopting the moniker Don Quixote. He comes across an antique armour suit and modifies an old helmet with a pasteboard visor. He then announces his old nag to be Rocinante, the magnificent steed. A knight-errant, according to Don Quixote, need a lady to adore, so he chooses a peasant girl of a near town and names her Dulcinea del Toboso. He sets off to do heroic things in her honour, armed with this gear. He arrives at a castle-looking inn and demands that the proprietor knight him. Don Quixote resolves to return home after learning that he must bring money and extra clothing. He gets into a brawl with a bunch of merchants on the way and is defeated. Don Quixote eventually obtains a metal basin from a hairdresser, which he assumes is a once-famous knight’s helmet, and subsequently frees a bunch of condemned felons.
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Sancho and Don Quixote set out on a donkey. Don Quixote mistook a field of windmills for giants in their first adventure and attempted to combat them, but eventually realised that the giants had been changed into windmills by a magician. He later fights a bunch of monks, believing they have abducted a princess, and battles a herd of sheep, amongst other adventures, nearly all of which conclude with Sancho, Quixote or both of them being defeated. Later, the priest and barber imprison Don Quixote in a wooden cage and convince him that he is trapped under an enchantment that will transport him to Dulcinea. They eventually bring him back to his parents’ house.
Dulcinea is transformed into a common peasant girl, he believes, by an enchantment. Sancho and Don Quixote meet a prankster duke and duchess. They convince the two men, for example, that Sancho should give himself 3,300 lashes to lift Dulcinea’s curse. The duke later appoints Sancho as governor of the isle of Barataria, which he informs Sancho about. Sancho is confronted with different conflicts there, and his decisions are wise. He decides to resign as governor following a week in office and being victimized to various pranks. Meanwhile, Don Quixote is being played by the duke and duchess and Duke
Sancho and Don Quioxite eventually leave. Don Quixote chooses to visit Barcelona instead of Zaragoza after learning that a bogus sequel to his book claims that he visited the city. Don Quixote is confronted by the Knight of the White Moon (a disguised student from La Mancha), and he is vanquished. Don Quixote is compelled to return home according to the rules of the war. Sancho pretends to apply the needed lashings to himself along the way, and they encounter a figure from the fictitious sequel. Don Quixote becomes ill after they return home, dismisses chivalry as a fable, and passes away.
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Don Quixote is a valiant and chivalrous knight who is willing to go to any length to woo his lovely woman.
Life, according to Don Quixote, is meant to be challenging. Being a leader requires the passion and discipline of a determined spirit. Quixote refuses to accept the existing state of affairs. He imposes his imaginative images, his dedication, and his joy on it. Cervantes’ stunningly modern story features sophisticated sarcasm, a humanistic attitude, and a noticeable comedic edge, as well as a colourful array of people with various views. Don Quixote is not merely a cautionary story about the dangers of idealism; it is a book about books, a visionary fable about the duties of reading and producing fiction that appeared early in the printing era.