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Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

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1. Who is the Knight of the White Moon?

2. How many expeditions does Don Quixote make without Sancho Panza?

3. Why does Don Quixote return home in a cage after his second expedition?

4. Who is Master Peter, the puppeteer?

5. Where does Don Quixote meet the enchanted Dulcinea for the second time, after meeting her once on the road to El Toboso?

6. How does the Duchess know who Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are?

7. Why does Don Quixote do penance in the Sierra Morena?

8. What does Anselmo ask his best friend, Lothario, to do for him?

9. When he sees them, what does Don Quixote think the fulling mills are?

10. Who is Cide Hamete Benengeli?

11. What does the Duke give Sancho Panza?

12. How, according to Merlin, can Dulcinea be released from her enchantment?

13. Why do the officers of the Holy Brotherhood want to arrest Don Quixote?

14. Who is Cardenio?

15. What does Countess Trifaldi have that she does not want?

16. Who pretends to be Princess Micomicona?

17. How does Sancho prove that Don Quixote is not actually enchanted in the cage?

18. Who wrote the false Second Part of Don Quixote, in which Don Alvaro brings Don Quixote to be cured?

19. How does Don Quixote die?

20. Why does Sancho whip the trees?

21. Why does Cervantes end the First Part?

22. Why does Sancho not take Don Quixote to Dulcinea’s house at the beginning of the Second Part?

23. When during the novel does Don Quixote see Dulcinea for the first time?

24. What does Don Quixote decide to do during his retirement?

25. Why does Don Quixote sing to Altisidora?

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You Don't See the Irony?

by Lobizao, March 19, 2014

In your analysis of the second part of Don Quixote, you write: "The story of Anna Felix and Don Gregorio tempers Cervantes’s otherwise rampant racism" - Really? This is a masterpiece that has survived the centuries because of it's jawdroppingly brilliant use of irony, but you can't seem to notice the difference between the first narrator (Cide Hamete's translator) and Cervantes himself!

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