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Don Quixote - Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary

A narrator comes into the story to explain that the story has been stopped abruptly, but fortunately he has come across parchment books in his travels that pick up the rest of the history. Quixote ends his duel with the Biscayan with a huge blow to the head and makes the man promise to go to Dulcinea and give himself to her whims in exchange for letting him live.

Part 1, Chapter 9 Analysis

An important plot device is introduced in chapter nine: the narrator that occasionally makes himself known in the story, often to lend some credibility to whatever subject or adventure is at hand. The conversational tone of the narrator speaking directly to the reader matches exactly the tone of the third-person narration, so the reader is not jolted out of the story.

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