Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is considered the first true novel–the fictional story of an individual life. Quixote’s hilarious adventures as a “knight,” striving to return to the days of chivalry are so fun to read. Our favorite part is Chapters 33 & 34 titled “The Ill-Advised Curiosity.”
Read with: A Man for All Seasons; Le Morte D’Arthur (original King Arthur stories); Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight; Fairy Tales
1- How is this novel different from later novels? What changes have happened to the novel?
2- Who is Don Quixote? What are his values? How are these manifest?
3- Why does the best friend go along with the plan to test his friend’s wife? What advise does he give? What tragedy ensues? How could it have been avoided? When we do “tempt fate” and get burned?