Don Quixote: Blitz Poll
1. Spain was the richest and most powerful country
2. Corresponds with the optimistic tone of the Renaissance period and with the military and financial power that spain taken pleasure in prior to the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588
2. corresponds with the more downhearted tone of the Baroque period and with Spain’s waining influence after 1588
Trips a donkey named Rucio (“Dapple”)
Buddy of the departed Grisóstomo
Daughter of Ricote
Saved from Barbary
She urges both the curate and the barber to burn all of Alonso’s books
Cide is a title which indicates My Lord, Hamete is the Spanish variation of the Arabic name Hamed, which suggests he who praises, and Benengeli is a comical invention of Cervantes that suggests augbergine-eater through the Spanish berenjena or aubergine. It is likewise a racial slur versus Moors, considering that they, like the eggplant, have dark skin.
Widely considered to be the favorite food of individuals of Toledo at the time of the novel.
Real name is Aldonza Lorenzo
Pretended to be Princess Micomicona to get Don Quixote to leave the mountains
She is unintentionally involved in a brawl in the middle of the night when Don Quixote mistakes her for the innkeeper’s child, whom he believes is in love with him.
Lives in the woods to communicate nature
Whose beauty attracts dozens of spurned suitors
Consents to call him a “knight,” partly in jest and partially to get Don Quixote out of his inn faster (I:3)
1. The remarks made by the priest and the barber throughout the book burning in Vol. I, Ch. 6
2. The discussion of the problems of Golden era drama by the priest and the cathedral priest in Vol. I, Ch. 48
3. The discussion of poetry between Don Quijote, the Male in Green and the Man in Green’s boy in Vol. II, Ch. 14-16
4. The devils who play tennis with burning books and talk about the books that they are burning– in specific “The False Quijote”– as Don Quijote is returning home from Barcelona near the end of Vol. II
1. The excerpts of chivalric tales recited by Don Quijote, the ballads that are recited or sung, and the interpolated tales (tales informed to Don Quijote by the people that he fulfills) serve to make the events and characters of the main plot seem more real.
2. Recommendations to different people who are not part of the plot serve to remind the reader of the imaginary status of the characters in the main plot. (Such individuals include the fictional author Cide Hamete Benengeli, the author of “The False Quijote” Avellaneda, the reference to Cervantes by his maternal household name Saavedra as a prisoner in the Slave’s Tale Vol. I, Ch, 38-41, the reference to the asylum in Vol. II, Ch. 1)