Study Guide

Don Quixote Characters

By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote

Take a look at Don Quixote as a whole, and you'll see that our protagonist spends less than 0.5%...

Sancho Panza

From the get-go, it's Sancho's job to do whatever Don Quixote tells him.As you can imagine, this...

Dulcinea del Toboso

For starters, let's just clear the air. Dulcinea del Toboso is not a real person, and she never...

Rocinante and Dapple

They don't have any lines, but apart from Don Quixote and Sancho, the horse Rocinante and the...

The Curate

The curate is a local clergyman who lives in Don Quixote's village. For Part 1 of the book, he is...

Sansón Carrasco

When Sansón Carrasco first steps onto the scene, we get the feeling that we're not going...

The Duke and Duchess

The Duke and Duchess are basically a couple of pranksters with too much time on their hands.They...

Cardenio

Cardenio is your typical hopeless romantic, maybe even more so than the big Don Q.—and...

Dorotea

If Cardenio was our mountain man, then Dorotea is our mountain woman. She's also living in the...

The Captain

It seems like everyone in Don Quixote has a pretty long story to tell, and the dude known only as...

Altisidora

Altisidora is a fifteen-year-old girl working in the service of the Duke and Duchess, who host...

Teresa (Juana) Panza

Somewhere along the line, Cervantes forgets the name of Sancho's wife. In Part 1 of the book, we...

Doña Rodriguez

Doña Rodriguez is one of the Duchess's senior ladies-in-waiting, but she wasn't born a...