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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 8 Summary

The pair sets out, and they take the noise that their mounts are making as a good sign. Quixote and Sancho are traveling to El Toboso to ask the blessing of Dulcinea. Quixote is still offended that Sancho insists he saw her winnowing wheat. Quixote tells some stories to illustrate that winning fame can be a powerful motivator to people. Sancho and Quixote have a discussion involving the relative qualities of being a knight versus being a saint, until they reach the city of El Toboso. Quixote decides to enter after nightfall.

Part 2, Chapter 8 Analysis

Quixote makes a very powerful statement regarding his character and his quest: "Chivalry is a religion." Thus he is encapsulating the qualities of both the knights and the saints into one profession. Also, it is brought up again that Quixote has never actually seen Dulcinea in person when...

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