Monday, January 9, 2012

Quixote Imagines Himself to be a Knight

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Signet Classic, complete and unabridged, trans. by Walter Starkie
(First reading - grammar stage: to collect information and facts.)

Part I
Chapter I
Don Quixote, a man who immersed himself in reading books about gallant knights, believed himself to be one also; therefore, he took his armor and horse and vowed to go on a quest for adventures in the name and honor of a village girl, Lady Dulcinea, whom he believed to be a princess.
Chapter II
While the thought of not having been officially dubbed a knight troubled him, Quixote ends his first day seeking adventure at an inn, which he imagines to be a castle.  And there the innkeeper and wenches, which he believes to be the governor of the castle and good ladies respectively, give him food and service.

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