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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 16 Summary

Quixote and Sancho ride off, and Quixote explains the enchantment away by saying the enchanters wanted Quixote to spare the life of the knight. A finely dressed man overtakes them, and Quixote implores him to keep them company. Quixote explains his rank and mission, amazing the gentleman and making him suspect some kind of madness. The gentleman introduces himself as Don Diego de Miranda and tells his biography as well. He mentions that his son is in schooling studying poetry; although he would much rather have him study something of use and substance like the sciences. Quixote orates on parenting and poetry, saying that it is fine to persuade but not force children into their line of interest and also that poetry is a very valid and valuable thing. Don Diego is thinking that Quixote might not be crazy after all, in light of this...

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