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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Approbation/Prologue Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Approbation/Prologue Summary

Here Cervantes takes to task the author of the false second part of Don Quixote's tale, called Second Part of the Ingenious Knight Don Quixote of La Mancha. Though it was purported to be by Cervantes, he makes it clear that the author was an imposter. Then Cervantes reprints a short letter purportedly from Cervantes to the Count of Lemos to announce the finished work of the second part of Don Quixote's adventure.

Again Cervantes takes to task the author of the fraudulent second part of Don Quixote's travels. He assumes an air of much restraint in his description of the author and his probable motivations, although he does mention some short parables that show his actual hostility toward him.

Part 2, Approbation/Prologue Analysis

Cervantes is rightly upset with someone usurping such a belonging as the character Don Quixote. Although he uses clever...

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