Don Quixote Book Summary and Study Guide

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In the late 16th and early 17th century, a Spanish gentleman who has done "so much reading he dried out his brain and lost his sanity," particularly the reading of romantic tales of chivalry, decides to become a knight errant and travel the world on his spindly old horse looking for adventures in heroism. He calls himself Don Quixote de la Mancha, and is accompanied by a fat little servant named Sancho Panza, who serves as his squire. They have many misadventures as well as meet a variety of folk who tell them their stories, or play nasty pranks on them, and sometimes both. This classic work of world literature, bawdy and episodic, connects Chaucer to Monty Python, although it may seem overlong and repetitive to some.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   eccentric nature Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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