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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Having made enough preparations to suit himself, Don Quixote leaves without announcement to his niece or housekeeper and travels all day on his horse under the blazing heat of the sun. Hungry and tired, he comes across an inn at dusk, which his mind builds into a great castle befitting the stop of a soon-to-be knight-errant. He perceives the prostitutes at the entrance to be great ladies of the castle, causing them to burst into fits of laughter. The innkeeper emerges, whom Quixote takes to be the lord of the castle, and takes him in despite (and partly for the entertainment value of) the man's obvious madness. Don Quixote is given moldy bread and fish (since it is Friday), which his mind then transforms into a feast of trout and white bread. He gets help eating, and also drinking his wine, from the innkeeper and...

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