How was Don Quixote’s knight-errant oath in conflict with his deathbed oath? According to Wikipedia, “Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was an Early Modern Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and “the first great novel of world literature”.” This book is not read as much as it used to be and people almost never finish unless their instructed to. 

This book is about an old man named Don Quixote who loved to read about the medieval age. This included knights, castles, and things like that. He reads so much that eventually loses his mind and believes that it’s all real. He decides that he wants to be a knight so he polishes some old armor that has been in his family for a long time. He also cleans a sword and takes an oath of knighthood. Most of the book is about Don Quixote traveling and making a fool of himself. More than once he mistakes travelers for magicians and tries to kill them. The most famous scene is when he mistakes windmills for giants even though his squire/best friend tells him that their windmills. Don Quixote doesn’t listen to him and charges at the windmills. The windmill knocks him off his horse and he gets up realizing that the “giants” were windmills. After a long time of things like this he finally returns home saying that he will be a sheep farmer for a year. When he gets back home he lays in bed, falls asleep, then wakes up a few days later. His family calls a doctor who says that he is dying. On his deathbed Doc Quixote comes to his senses and makes an oath. In his oath he repents of his sins and dies a happy man. 

How was Don Quixote’s knight-errant oath in conflict with his deathbed oath? In his oath of knighthood, he swears to protect the weak and uphold justice, but he does a lot of questionable things because he lost his sanity. In Don Quixote’s oath of repentance, he is on his deathbed, and he comes to his senses. In his oath, he realizes his sins, he repents of his sins, and he dies a very happy, new man.

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