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Home Reading Report DON QUIXOTE By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Submitted by Ernani Armel M Bangayan III-I Submitted to Mrs Valerio Characters Don Quixote Alonso Quejana a retired country scholar turned knight-errant Sancho Panza a rustic farmer who becomes Don Quixotes squire Dulcinea del Toboso Aldonza Lorenzo a village girl Setting one page Plot Summary Alonso Quejana was an ordinary Spanish country gentleman except in one particular he was addicted to books of chivalry He spent every moment engrossed in thick meandering tomes filled with tales of knights and squires magicians and giants and beautiful ladies At last he began to sell parts of his estate in order to buy even more books Devotin whole days to reading them Quejana allowed the estate to fall into neglect Still he paid no notice and continued to immerse himself in his romantic stories until finally from so little sleeping and so much reading his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind And so the poor man who had read so much about great knights of the past now came upon the idea of becoming a knight himself He poked around his house and found an oldering suit of armor left by his great-grandfather polished it up and put it on Other odd knickknacks including a helmet visor hastily made of cardboard added just the right touches to his armor and though his attire looked ridiculous Quejana imaged it to be the finest in the world Since every good knight needed a horse Quejana went to his stables where he found only his dilapidated old nag its hide blemished and its hooves full of cracks But fancying it a healthy noble steed he
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