Don Quixote Summary: Don Quixote symbolizes hard and impractical work, since most of his attempts were unsuccessful, he is a perfect person, but his imagination is wide and his actions are naive.
Writer of Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes was the greatest writer in the Spanish language, he was born in 1547 and died in 1616.
He was poor and mysterious, but his works achieved great success, especially the three years before his death.
The summary of the Don Quixote
At the start of the novel
The writer speaks about Alonso Quixano, who is a rich man, he has enough time to read evils.
He likes to read books about knights with horses, braves, and killing dragons, and they have a lot of beautiful princesses around them.
In the middle
One day, he decides to dress as a knight, change his name into Don Quixote, take his horse and look for adventures.
He looks for giants and monsters, but he doesn’t find them, so he created them, he believes windmills are giants.
Don Quixote finds a friend named Sancho Panda, who doesn’t believe what he’s saying, but he knows that Quixote is rich.
And hopes to make some money by staying with him, so they have a lot of adventures together.
The end of the summary of Don Quixote
Don Quixote died in his bed when he realized he was nuts, from a terrible fever.
The writer answers these questions
What disease did Don Quixote suffer from
Don Quixote was suffering from nervous disorders, but the novel talks about most of the symptoms of nervous disorders as:
Tremors, sleep disturbances, neuropsychiatric symptoms, dementia, epilepsy, paralysis, stroke, syncope, traumatic head injury, headache.
Why did Don Quixote attack the windmills?
Don Quixote thinks that windmills are evil and predatory giants, so he has to fight them, and when he kills thirty of them, he will be a knight.
He believes that the evil stole his books, and turned the giants into windmills.
What did Don Quixote do?
Don Quixote is a man from the region of La Mancha in central Spain, he is a warrior who kills the wicked, and defends the poor people.