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  1. Feb 2017
    1. "Either I am mistaken, or this is going to be the most famous adventure that has ever been seen, for those black bodies we see there must be, and doubtless are, magicians who are carrying off some stolen princess in that coach, and with all my might I must undo this wrong."

      In this passage and the passages that follow we see Don Quixote assume the helplessness of the "princess" and that he as a knight errant is obligated in his masculinity to save her. This demonstrates DQ's belief in the traditional roles of the woman as helpless and gentle and the man as the strong actor.