The homeland is for Sancho that particular and human space that memory can cover, a certain landscape, certain people. Both characters travel with their home village on their backs.
The history has been written with memorable facts and feats. The landscape is not a mere question of Geography. Envisaged in the distance, it is attached to the own nostalgia, to childhood, to the memory of Man. Under the intense blue sky of Campo de Montiel it is possible to imagine Cervantes, pensive, looking for the setting of the starting point. Between the plains and the sierra he planned the dreams of two different but parallel lives, which he made converge. Alonso Quijada or Quesada, a noble man known by all the inhabitants of the district of Campo de Montiel, who leaded a quiet life, dedicated to his properties, to hunting and to reading. When Alonso Quijano ceases to be the quiet noble man, he is re-named Don Quixote de La Mancha, austere in food, a liberator who undoes the wrongs. He makes out a sort of friendship but without getting to lose the relationship of master-lord with his squire Sancho, a poor farmer with no properties, who makes his living with the daily wage earned by cultivating others crop fields. He is a good squire, he will never look at his lord as a madman but as a wrong. A good man, but no very intelligent; on his donkey he is a patriarch with his saddlebag and his wineskin, eager to become governor of a certain island as his master has promised to him.
Once he has ruled the island and when he leaves it, Sancho confesses that he is better at ploughing, digging and pruning the vines than at defending provinces or kingdoms. He would rather get plenty of stew, lay down in the shade of an oak tree in the summertime and wrap himself with a leather jacket. The homeland is for Sancho that particular and human space that memory can cover, a certain landscape, certain people. Both characters travel with their home village on their backs. It is the feeling of love to his homeland and to his relatives and friends. In the words of the philosopher Antonio Rodriguez Huéscar: “The soul of don Quixote is a quintessence of the soul from Campo de Montiel”.