Don Quixote

[Don Quijote de la Mancha]
Moral assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Literary quality: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
Violent content: 
Vulgar or obscene language: 
Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

The humble gentleman Don Quixote is obsessed with tales of chivalry and decides to roam the world seeking adventures. He rides Rosinante and travels with Sancho Panza. He fixes on a neighbouring girl as 'the mistress of his heart' though she was totally unaware of it. In a world where windmills are giants one absurd adventure follows another.

Miguel de Saaverdra Cervantes was born in 1547 and died in 1616 having become a foremost Spanish novelist from Alcala. He lost the use of his left hand at Lepanto in 1571 and was captured by pirates and imprisoned for five years in Algiers. A masterpiece in the form of a burlesque, where characters are real and heroic. It’s a delightful mix of ballads and romances of chivalry.

C.C. (U.K., 2016)