Blog 9

From the beginning of the story, Don Quixote explains that he gets all of his information of being a knight from books on chivalary. He explains this to Sancho, who in the beginning of the story only plays along with Don Quixote. But by the middle of the story, Sancho seems to have changed his perception and he states,

“What I think, sir, is that all these mishaps of the past few days must have been a punishment for the sin you’ve committed against the chivalry order not keeping that vow…” (Cervantes 146).

Sancho seems to be following in the footsteps of Don Quixote’s false fantasy. First off he addresses Don Quixote as ‘sir’ which tells the reader that depite everything they have been through, Sancho still respects and wants to be under the wings of Don Quixote. The mishaps he mentions all have to do with the fact that Don Quixote and Sancho put themselves in unnecessary situations but neither of the men seem to see this. Instead Sancho feels that the ‘mishaps’ are occurring because they are not following the rules of chivalry. Declaring the events as a result of a ‘sin’ conveys the idea that Sancho is almost worried that the things they have done going to cause a lot of issues for them and is going to be looked as a mistake by other people. As a reader, this adds to the irony of the entire story because now Sancho has transformed as a character and identifies himself as part of Don Quixote’s made up world.

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