9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

Alan Amato/“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”


Sancho Panza and Don Quixote

Friendship Type: The Hero and the Sidekick

Don Quixote is a man who copes with mid-life monotony by donning a rusted suit of armor, enlisting the help of the farm folk around him, and undertaking ill-advised quests. Though Don has seemingly lost his marbles, his neighbor Sancho becomes his dedicated sidekick, thus establishing himself as the precursor to Buzz Lightyear, Gromit, and Chewbacca. Sancho stands by Don as he tilts at windmills, reaches for unreachable stars, and spawns a dictionary of idiomatic phraseology regarding impossible tasks.  We could all use a pal like that. 

Topics: Books
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Damien Galeone

Damien Galeone is a university teacher and writer living in Prague, where he moved thirteen years ago in search of adventure but instead started teaching English. He lives with a cat who’s plotting his murder and he has written lots of stuff that you can find on the internet. His grandmom ab-so-lut-ely loved his novel Senseless and his book of stories Christmitzvah; otherwise they were mostly ignored. His life's dream is to open a hotdog shop, where his allegiance to mustard vs ketchup would remain 68/32.

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