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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 49 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 49 Summary

Sancho discloses his fears to Quixote that because he has to go to the bathroom, he must not be enchanted, because enchanted people do not need to do such things as eat, drink or go to the bathroom. Quixote muses that enchantments may take many forms and that nowadays this might be what enchanted persons must do. Sancho asks the curate that the Don be let out so as not to soil his cage. After doing so, the canon asks Quixote if it is not possible that the chivalric books may somehow have addled his brains. Don Quixote in turn accuses him of blaspheming against the universal tradition of knight-errantry, and he goes through a detailed litany of deeds in history to prove his point.

Part 1, Chapter 49 Analysis

The enchantment is further treated with a rather comical incident regarding bathroom use. Quixote bends his excuse...

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