Don Quixote

On the way back home after Don Quixote was kicked out of the inn, he hears someone moaning as he is in great pain. As he approached to the sound, he sees a lad naked from the waist up and a lusty farmer with a girdle who was giving the lad many lashes. The farmer was whipping the lad and was blaming his carelessness for not taking good care of a flock of sheep. However, as Don Quixote perceives that the farmer is lying and he is the discourteous one who should be punished by the knight. Thereby, Don Quixote threatens the farmer to release his servant, the lad and to pay his servant back the wages he owned. The farmer is forced to swear that he would do what Don Quixote told him to do when he goes back to home. As a naïve knight, Don Quixote believes farmer’s pretense without any doubt. As soon as Don Quixote leaves, the farmer continues lashing the poor servant. Even if Don Quixote tried to punish farmer’s his vile behaviors toward weak and helpless people, Don Quixote’s chivalrous valor wasn’t able to right one’s injustice. Don Quixote continuously persuaded a poor farmer who lived near by, named Sancho Panza to be his squire. Don Quixote promised him that through the adventure, they would win an island, and Sancho Pancho would be left to be the governor of it. As a result of Don Quixote’s persuasion and promise, Sancho Panza leaves his wife and children with a great belief in his master, Don Quixote. Although there isn’t any possibility or evidence that Don Quixote would win an island through his adventure, Don Quixote himself is extremely confident of getting an island and truly meant it   since he sincerely believes in his chivalry and bravery as a great knight. Hence, what Don Quixote said to persuade Sancho Panza can not be considered as a lie or pretense which is against the chivalry.