Monday, March 24, 2008

Don Quixote Reflection Questions

Due 04-01-2008.
You can find the excerpt from Don Quixote on page 476 of your online textbook.
Please read the excerpt, and answer the comprehension questions. Answer these reflection questions in the Free Response Box below.
Reading Check:

1. After being knocked down by the windmill, how does Don Quixote explain the fact that he has not killed a giant?

2. What natural human needs does Don Quixote ignore? How does Sancho Panza, in contrast, satisfy those needs?
Thinking Critically

3. Cervantes directly pokes fun at the medieval romance every time Don Quixote obeys one of the rules of knighthood, or "ordinances of chivalry," as he understands them. List three such "rules" that Don Quixote cites.

4. An idealist, or romantic, views the world as he or she thinks it ought to be. A realist views the world as it is. Is Don Quixote an idealist or a realist? What about Sancho Panza? Give evidence from the text.

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