Definitions for "Don Quixote"
the hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical
any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)
novel authored by Miguel de Cervantes, perhaps the greatest work of Spanish literature. A survey of the entire fabric of Spanish society that can be read on several levels: as a burlesque of chivalric romances; as an exploration of conflicting views (idealistic vs. realistic) of life and of the world. (p. 548)