Tracing Loyalty Through The Selected Classics Essay — страница 3

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brave in facing dangers, long-suffering under outrages, in love without reason, imitator of the good, scourge of the wicked, enemy of the mean-in a word, a knight-errant, which is all there is to say.” (Cervantes 2018-2019). This proves Sancho Panza’s loyalty for he is unwilling to give up or leave his master. During the encounter with the Knight of Mirrors’ squire Sancho once again professes his loyalty to Don Quixote when the squire suggests he is a fool and he should pursue the pastimes of a man who is not a knight-errant’s squire. “[Don Quixote] would not harm anyone but does good to all, there is no malice in his make-up… for that very reason I love him with all my heart and could not bring myself to leave him, no matter how many foolish thing he does.”

(Cervantes 2036). Examples of loyalty can be found in many pieces of classic literature such as _Don Quixote_, _The Odyssey_, and _Sir Gawain and the Green Knight_. Many characters in the stories profess their loyalty to other characters. Some of them fail in their loyalty tests while others prevail. I found loyalty to be an underlying theme in all three pieces of literature covered in this paper. The examples provided should prove the theme of loyalty. 486 Cervantes, Miguel. _Don Quixote_. Lawall 1960-2071. Homer. _The Odyssey_. Lawall 209-513. Lawall, Sarah and Maynard Mack, Eds. _The Norton Anthology of world masterpieces: The Western Traditions_. New York. 1999. _Sir Gawain and the Green Knight_. Lawall 1458-1585.