Day 2

Don Quixote Book I Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does it tell us about Don Quixote that he does not abandon his quest despite the fact that he is repeatedly beaten badly?

    Students should be encouraged to entertain a variety of opinions about Don Quixote's determination in the face of impossible odds. They might think that it shows his devotion to his principles as a knight; that he is an optimist about his chances in all situations; or that he has lost touch with reality so completely that the factual evidence before him is insufficient to establish reasonable determination of his odds of success.

  2. 2

    Grisostomo's friends blame Marcela for Grisostomo's death, because she didn't return his affections. How does she...

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