Don Quixote Characters

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As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a Character Map) allows students to recall relevant information and details about important characters. With character mapping, it’s easy for students to follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!


Don Quixote Characters

Alonso Quijano AKA Don Quixote A wealthy, middle-aged man, obsessed with knighthood. He reads so many books on the heroism of knights, he deems himself to be one and sets out as a knight-errant.
Sancho Panza A fat, somewhat greedy, and not very smart neighbor of Quijano. Sancho becomes “squire” to Quixote, and acts as his literary foil.
Rocinante & Dapple Quixote’s horse and Sancho’s donkey.
Cide Hamete Benengeli The fictional Moorish narrator whose accounts of Don Quixote the narrator references often.
Dulcinea A farm girl who, unbeknownst to her, Quixote devotes his love and chivalric deeds to, believing her to be a noble lady.
The Priest and the Barber Two of Don Quixote’s friends who disapprove of his delusions and capture him in order to return him home.
Ferdinand A duke who steals Lucinda from Cardenio. He also takes Dorothea’s chastity.
Dorothea The obsessed and faithful lover of Ferdinand. She cunningly hunts him down to get his hand in marriage.
Cardenio Lucinda’s husband. A helpless romantic who is wronged by his wife and the duke.
Lucinda Cardenio’s wife, who is beautiful and cheats on her husband with the duke.


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Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Don Quixote and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Appearance, Traits, and Character Importance.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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