Don Quixote De La Mancha Essay

1429 Words Oct 12th, 2015 6 Pages
Don Quixote was born in a small town near Madrid. His father job is surgeon and a barber. His mother was noblemen but she loose her prestige. Some scholars believe that he studied at university in Salamanca or Seville. He moved to Rome when he was young. In his early thirties, he attended in the Spanish navy; he spent five years as a soldier and then five more years as a slave in Algiers. He came back to Spain and married a younger woman. Lived a roaming and poor life. He was served prison for bankrupt. Cervantes Saavedra began publishing fiction in 1585, but he only found literary success and some financial success with the publication of Don Quixote in 1605. Ten year later, after the publication of the second part of the history he died in Madrid. That was his brief life story. The book is about a middle-aged man named Alonso Quixano. He gave a name himself as a Don Quixote de la Mancha, his horse name is Rocinante, and he is in love with Dulcinea. In a several days’ time, Don Quixote wears his armor and took him lance and he sets his adventure. He is knighted at an inn, that he takes to be a castle, defends a young shepherd from his angry master, and he beaten from some merchants. Who are unaware of the principles of knight-errantry. He returns to his village to recover. When Don Quixote is sleeping because of his injuries, his friends the priest whom is also the barber plan to burn most of his chivalry books, that they blame for his madness and up to date injuries.…

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