Don Quixote: Renaissance humor with a modern translation
A Spanish knight, about fifty years of age, gave himself up so entirely to reading the romances of chivalry, that in the end they turned his brain, and nothing would satisfy him but that he must ride abroad on his old horse, armed with spear and helmet, a knight-errant, to encounter all adventures, and to redress the innumerable wrongs of the world. As is the case in
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Quixote is a high-minded idealist, who sees all things by the light of his own lofty preconceptions. He shapes his behavior in accordance with the ideas genuine chivalric behavior, and is laughed at for his pains. Much like how out of the norm children are chastised and ridiculed for their absence from “normality”. The discernable difference between Don Quixote and the Students from high school shootings is that Don Quixote was infatuated with antiquated goodness.