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Don Quixote - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Helpless, Don Quixote begins to recite loudly from passages and ballads he remembers from his chivalric novels, and eventually he attracts the attention of a passing neighbor from his village. Since his helmet had broken into pieces due to his fall and subsequent attack, Don Quixote is recognized for who he is by this neighbor, who kindly begins to examine him for any injury. He sees no cuts or blood and then, with difficulty, helps Quixote mount the donkey he has with him, which is easier than getting the Don back onto his horse. The neighbor also gathers up all of Quixote's things, including the ruined lance, and takes both animals by their bridles to lead them down into the village. The neighbor asks him what was the cause of him lying in the road, and Quixote recounts a tale from another of his books...

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