Her name was Aldonza Lorenzo, and upon her he thought fit to confer the title of Lady of his Thoughts; and after some search for a name which should not be out of harmony with her own, and should suggest and indicate that of a princess and great lady, he decided upon calling her Dulcinea del Toboso
-she being of El Toboso- a name, to his mind, musical, uncommon, and significant, like all those he had already bestowed upon himself and the things belonging to him.
He becomes obsessed with defending the honour of a peasant woman, Dulcinea del Toboso
, and embarks on multiple journeys with his squire, Sancho Panza.
Don Quijote praises the Duchess as the "digna senora de la hermosura," and the Duke replies: "adonde esta mi senora dona Dulcinea del Toboso
, no es razon que se alaben otras fermosuras" (2.30:271).
The last detail does not infer any problems, either: despite the fact that there is no woman in his life, he remembers a close-by woman farmer, calls her Dulcinea del Toboso
, and dedicates his thoughts and great deeds to her.
Don Quixote also mistakes a neighboring peasant girl of Toboso to be Dulcinea del Toboso
who was a beautiful but imaginary maiden of his fantasy and to whom he had pledged fidelity prior to leaving on his glorious expedition.
Dulcinea del Toboso
", "Dulcinea, porque en ser hermosa ninguna
About his longing for his beloved Dulcinea del Toboso
, his mythical "queen and lady."
Along with-him, Halik weaves his pages with discussions of Nietschze, Simone Weft, Kafka, the Cervantes characters Don Quixote, Sancho Panza and Dulcinea del Toboso
, and others.