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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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The title character of Don Quixote is introduced by Cervantes, a man known as perhaps Quixada, Quesada or most probably, as the author suggests, Quixana. He is a man that has of late become so enraptured of his leisure activities that he is leaving all his responsibilities fall by the wayside. His chief passion in leisure is to ingest all of the tales and books and poems involving knights, chivalry and adventure that he can possibly lay his hands on. He spends time discussing these books with his friends from the village, the curate and the barber. So all-consuming becomes his pastime, and so poorly and illogically written are the books he is poring over, that eventually Quixana loses his head. Cervantes includes a number of passages from these books in his first chapter to fully illustrate just how nonsensical the prose is. Quixana's reason...

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