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Don Quixote - Part 1, Chapter 43 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 43 Summary

Clara explains, after listening and breaking down in tears, that the singing is not a mule driver at all, but a man that follows her wherever she goes. They are in love but are not allowed to marry because they are too young and because she is not fit to be the boy's wife in the eyes of his very rich and influential father. Dorotea promises to find some way to help her, and Clara falls back to sleep. In the meantime, the landlady's daughter and Maritornes are still awake, and they decide to play a trick on the Don while he is standing watch outside, since they know full well of his madness and follies. He is enraptured in an ode to Dulcinea, as the daughter calls to him. He believes her to be daughter of the lord of the castle, obviously in love...

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