Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Freedom, Sancho, is one of the most
precious blessings that the sky has bestowed on people.
Cervantes

Roman Cervantes “The cunning hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha” is one of the greatest creations of world literature. His protagonist has become a household name and for centuries already lives separate from Cervantes’s life.

Both the novel and its hero had to serve to ridicule the so-called knightly novels. But from chapter to chapter, the image of Don Quixote more and more evokes sympathy from the reader.

In a village in the village of Lamanche there lived an hidalgo, named after either Keghana or Quesada. This hidalgo spent days reading knightly novels. His insanity on these books went so far that he sold even his land to acquire new

novels. As a result, the hidalgo was called Don Quixote of La Mancha and decided “to become a wandering knight and for adventure, both for his own glory and for the good of the fatherland”. His squire he made a fellow villager Sancho Pansu. He was a respectable man, “but his brains were very hard on his head.” Don Quixote, on the old nag to which he gave the famous name Rosinant, and Sancho Panza on the gray donkey, went “to eradicate all kinds of injustice and injustice.” But the good deeds of the wandering knight often turn against him or against those people, whom he undertakes to protect. So, he stood up for the shepherd boy, whom the master was beating, and ordered him to pay the boy in full. But as soon as the knight left, the owner beat the boy half to death.

The first trip of Don Quixote ended in the fact that he was beaten and, beaten, returned home. The priest and the barber put him to bed and arranged a real revision of his library. They burned most of the knightly books to help heal the poor hidalgo.

The treatment did not help. After spending two weeks at home, he again went on a journey.

The fantasy of Don Quixote and the sane farmer Sancho Panza complement each other well. During another absurd “feat” – attacks on windmills – Don Quixote is

sure that he is fighting giants and that they will not resist the power of his sword. Sancho raises the master from the ground, sits on his horse and philosophically observes: “This is already how God will give.”

Although both of them are often ridiculous, Don Quixote and his squire are extremely touching in their reluctance to perceive real reality. Outwardly, they are very different: Don Quixote – tall and thin, Sancho Panza – short and fat. But both are burning desire to fight evil and protect the weak.

The world around us is ruthless towards wanderers. Wishing to fulfill his duty as a wandering knight, Don Quixote frees a group of convicts, attacking the guards. In gratitude, these rascals, being at large, stoned him and stole it.

Don Quixote is preparing from Sancho, perhaps the best and most disinterested governor, turning his island into short reigns of government into a realm of justice. Sancho, perhaps, is as interesting as his master. His conversations and arguments with Don Quixote, his proverbs, the ridiculous, the wise, his simplicity and sanity decorate the novel.

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were surprisingly ingrained in the popular consciousness and were perceived by contemporaries as real people. Nowadays their names have become a household name.


Don Quixote and Sancho Panza