Quixote first becomes fixated on the idea of enchantment at the suggestion of the priest and the barber, who blame enchanters for the destruction of Quixote’s library. From them on, enchanters become for Quixote the explanation for everything mysterious, irrational, and malevolent, for every event that wedges between his expectations and his reality. Enchanters explain away the differences between the world of chivalry books and the world of his experience. But as Quixote begins to lose faith in his worldview, he makes the enchanters responsible not for inconveniences or setbacks but for the distortions in his perception. Their malevolence shifts from the external world to his inner life: he begins to think that his problem is internal. Soon, enchantment begins to represent life’s irresolvable, inexplicable contradictions, which corrode Quixote’s former certainties. But in the end, those same certainties, the force and coherence of his imagination, are the true elements of enchantment, the madness that places obstacles in Quixote’s path. When those certainties are worn away, the evil enchanters disappear, and Quixote is disenchanted once and for all.