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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

Both the curate and the barber are loathe to visit Don Quixote right away after he has been returned to his home for fear of dredging up recollections of events past and bringing on another attack of his ailment. After about a month, they decide to finally pay him a visit, so long as neither one brings up knight-errantry. They begin one of their discussions, including some advice to the king which Quixote has come up with, which includes knight-errants. The barber tells them a story about a madman who was almost released from an asylum until he said that he was Neptune, which offends Don Quixote. The conversation devolves inevitably into knight-errantry, but their talk is stopped suddenly when they hear a commotion outside.

Part 2, Chapter 1 Analysis

The barber assumes that Don Quixote will not be able to decipher that the story he tells...

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