Don Quixote: Vocabulary Flashcards

Don Quixote: Vocabulary Flashcards

Succor
help in time of distress
Enmity
hostility
Victuals
provisions; pieces of food
Vigil
remaining watchfully awake
Flaccid
limp; sagging
Disposition
natural qualities of personality
Briareus
in Greek folklore, a giant with a hundred arms who helped Zeus topple the Titans
Machuca
actually, “the pounder” the hero of an old ballad
Ordinances
authoritative commands
Chicory water
economical
After being tore down by the windmill, how does Don Quixote describe the truth that he has not eliminated a giant?
Answers may vary. Students need to include that Don Quixote blames it on the magician Freston.
How does Cervantes contrast Sancho Panza and Don Quixote?
Sancho Panza is a fictional character in the novel Don Quixote composed by Spanish author Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605. Sancho acts as squire to Don Quixote, and supplies comments throughout the book, called sanchismos, that are a mix of broad humour, paradoxical Spanish proverbs, and earthy wit.
What is incongruous about the branch Don Quixote selects to change the lance shattered at his encounter with the windmill?

Responses may vary. Students need to include the fact that a real knight would never ever use a branch as a lance.

It was incongruous that Don Quixote plucked a dry branch to serve him after a style as a lance, and fixed on it the head he had gotten rid of from the broken one. All that night Don Quixote lay awake thinking of his girl Dulcinea, in order to conform to what he had checked out in his books, the number of a night in the forests and deserts knights used to lie sleepless

What is paradoxical about the promise Sancho Panza makes to Don Quixote?
Answers may vary. It is ironic due to the fact that many squires would happily safeguard their master, but Sancho has no problem securing himself.
Knights in middle ages love are typically helped in their missions by wizards and fairy queens. How does Cervantes turn this custom on its head?
Answers might vary. Trainees ought to include points such as; Cervantes using Don Quixote who develops the mission in his mind. Don Quixote does not have the aid of fairies or wizards but of a bad farmer named Sancho.
Refusing Sancho Panza’s food, Don Quixote nourishes himself on– memories
Chapter 8 of Don Quixote contains the famous scene in which Don Quixote– fights against a group of windmills
There is no proof to show that Miguel de Cervantes– when met Shakespeare
After his spear is broken, what does Don Quixote utilize as a replacement?
A branch of a tree
Prior to taking part in fight, Don Quixote takes a minute to– commend himself to his lady love and ask for her aid
Which of the following actions is allowed under the laws of chivalry?
Sancho Panza can take up arms in self-defense against citizens.
Which is not a fact about the life of Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote?
He was misguided into believing he was a knight.
Prior to the battle, Sancho Panza cautions Don Quixote that– what Don Quixote believes are giants are not truly giants
What is Cervantes’ attitdue towards Don Quixote? Does he appear to believe that Don Quixote is a complete fool, or exists some admiration and regard in his tone?
Responses might vary. Students should mention particular examples based on the description that Cervantes utilizes for Don Quixote.

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