“So that you may see, Sancho, the virtue contained in knight errantry, and how those who practice any portion of it always tend to be honored and esteemed in the world, I want you to sit here at my side and in the company of these good people, and be the same as I, who am your natural lord and master; eat from my plate and drink where I drink, for one may say of knight errantry what is said of love: it makes all things equal.”
–Don Quixote, First Part, Chapter XI
Here Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho sit among a group of goatherds.
Don Quixote is Christ-like in this scene, as tinged with a sense of the absurd as his speeches usually are.
He is a crusader of love who sometimes spreads a truly wacky gospel.
At his very core he is a caballero de fina estampa–a gentleman of fine appearance.