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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 3 Summary

Don Quixote has difficulty at first believing that his exploits have found their way into a book. Sanson is introduced as young and very mischievous character, and he assures Quixote that the history exists and has been translated and distributed to many countries. Sanson recounts some adventures briefly to prove its authenticity. Sancho leaves for dinner, and Sanson dines with Don Quixote at his request.

Part 2, Chapter 3 Analysis

Cervantes is using this section to respond to many of the critical things said about his first volume. He takes care to point out through the words of his characters that it would be impossible for any author to write any story that might suit every reader's taste. He also responds to the criticism about inserting a seemingly out of place short story in the first volume, among other minor things.

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