In the classic story of Dulcinea del Toboso instead of an Aldonza Lorenzo; a Golden Helmet of Mambrino instead of a shaving basin; and fight imaginary giants that were ‘transformed’ into windmills at the last possible moment. What he saw were not deceptions because in truth there really was a Dulcinea (inside the shell of Aldonza), Golden Helmet (for the imaginary is always more powerful than the apparent), and Giants (for there is a challenge in everything; something to be overcome). In both his story and in ours there ought to be a romance., Alonso lived in a melancholic state. To escape this depression he read and in doing so he became insane; he traded his sanity for chivalry. In doing so he became more sane than he was before but not in the eyes of the nobility or anyone for that matter. He would see a
“All romances consist of three characters. For the sake of argument they may be called St. George and the Dragon and the Princess. In every romance there must be the twin elements of loving and fighting. In every romance there must be must be three characters: there must be the Princess, who is a thing to be loved; there must be the Dragon, who is a thing to be fought; and there must St. George, who is a thing that both loves and fights. […] The true romantic knows that loving the world is the same thing as fighting the world.” – G. K. Chesterton
The Man of La Mancha saw things as they ought to be not just as they were.
This site tries to do the same but instead of a lance and steed the tools used will be a pen, paper, and the keys of a keyboard.