In the thinking of Don Quixote, the life of a knight should be governed completely by a code of honor. Every action of the knight should be dictated by the laws of chivalry. Each one of his gestures, deeds, and thoughts should have these laws as its foundation. However, adherence to this code is difficult, complicated, sad, and-at times-amusing for Don Quixote because he tries to live a chivalrous life when society has lost its acceptance and respect for its practice.
"Don Quixote's Code of Honor,"
The Corinthian: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://kb.gcsu.edu/thecorinthian/vol2/iss1/7