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• Cervantes introduces his book, calling it the "child of his brain," but later on refers to it as his stepchild instead.
• The title character of Don Quixote is introduced by Cervantes as a man who has become enraptured with the tales and books and poems involving knights, chivalry and adventure.
• Quixote sees his own truths, whatever reality may actually hold.
• Quixote is a stickler for doing things in exactly the way the knights in his stories did them, and he gets quite upset when things waver from the plan.
• Don Quixote is honorable and he intends to right wrongs whenever and wherever he finds them on his quest for adventure.
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• Quixote's first venture into the world ends rather abruptly with his rescue along the road by a neighbor...
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