Knights-errant by Juliusz Słowacki — Zawisza the Black and Beniowski
„Zawisza the Black” and „Beniowski” (drama) there are one of poorly discussed works by Juliusz Słowacki. The unfinished dramas by the poet, dating from the late, mystical phase of his literature, opens awide field of research. It appears advisable to place the thesis of apossible inspiration Słowacki „Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra when writing drama „Zawisza the Black” and „Beniowski” (drama). Spanish novel, which is amockery of chivalric romances and epics, perhaps, has become for author of „Kordian” point of reference for the creation of the world presented these works. Exemplification of these claims is to analyse „Zawisza the Black”, whose title character is seen as knight-errant possessed by madness and unhappy love, like the character of „Don Quixote”. Reinterpretation of the conditions of polish culture made by Słowacki based on demythologization the most famous knight.