What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?

Trivia Crack Question: What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?
Trivia Crack Answer: Rocinante

About Don Quixote’s horse Rocinante

Rocinante was Don Quixote’s horse of the novel Don Quixote by Spanish novelist, playwright and poet Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote is regarded as the first modern European novel, a major classic of Western Literature and among the greatest works of literature ever conceived. The influence of Cervantes – known as el Principe do los Ingenios, or the Prince of Wits – on Spanish language has been dubbed la lengua de Cervantes, or the language of Cervantes. Don Quixote follows the hapless adventures of an initially nameless hidalgo who has read so many chivalric novels that he loses footing in reality and determines himself to hilarious adventures and quests to revive chivalry and bring justice to the world. Don Quixote’s horse Rocinante is a parallel to Quixote in that he is past his prime, awkward and over his head in surreal adventures. The horse’s name comes from the Spanish word Rocin, which means a horse of low-quality or work horse. Rocin has an additional meaning of rough or illiterate man. Of Quixote’s actual naming of his hack steed, Cervantes writes in chapter 1, ‘Four days were spent in thinking what name to give him, because (as he said to himself) it was not right that a horse belonging to a knight so famous, and one with such merits of his own, should be without some distinctive name, and he strove to adapt it so as to indicate what he had been before belonging to a knight-errant, and what he then was.’

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