Battle with the Windmill

Battle with the Windmill

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  • The Battle with the Windmill from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • I am Alonso Quixano, but you can call me Don Quixote a knight-errant (caballero andante), reviving chivalry and serving my country
  • I am Sancho Panza a peasant laborer—greedy but kind, faithful but cowardly—whom Don Quixote takes me as his squire. Together we will fight these giants. Well that is according to Don Quixote himself.
  • I am Rocinante a horse "whose bones stuck out like the corners of a Spanish Real," 
  • Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and Rocinante  came in sight of thirty forty windmills there are on plain. Upon seeing the windmills Don Quixote thinks that those are giants and tell Sancho that they will engage them to battle and slay. Sancho explains that those are not giants, but windmills. Don Quixote insisted and even said that it has long arms and some of them have nearly two  leagues long. But Sancho Panza told him that the arms he was talking about are seems to be the sails that turned to by the wind makes the millstone go.
  • Don Quixote didn't listen to Sancho and continue his attack and did not even hear Sancho as the later warns him that those are windmills. Don Quixote gave his spur to his steed Rocinante and attacked the windmills while shouting " fly not, cowards and vile beings, for a single knight attacks you." As the breeze sprang up, while Don Quixote was attacking the giants, it's great sails began to move and Don Quixote charged Rocinante's fullest gallop, but they fell down upon the first mill stood in front of them. Don Quixote and Rocinante fell off rolling the plain as Sancho Panza hurried to help them.
  • While helping Don Quixote to rise Sancho Panza keeps on saying that those are just windmills not giants but Don Quixote stay on his ground and even tell him that Friston turn the giants to windmills to rub him of the glory of vanquishing them. afterwards after Don Quixote returned to Rocinante's back whose shoulder was half out. They follow the road to Puerto Lapice where adventure they could not not fail to find. On their way Sancho ask his worship to straighten himself because of the fall, but Don Quixote answered that he did not complain the pain because he is a knight-errant and not permitted to complain. And they continue their adventure.
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