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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 18 Summary

Quixote, Sancho and Don Diego go to Don Diego de Miranda's lovely house and meet his family. Quixote is quite taken with his poet son, and Sancho is quite taken with the food and riches of the house. Quixote explains and defends knight-errantry to the boy, Don Lorenzo, and the boy reads "The Gloss" to him. The Don is thrilled with the boy, finding him a true poet, and the boy is delighted to be complimented. They take leave of Don Diego's hospitality, much to Sancho's sadness.

Part 2, Chapter 18 Analysis

Upon meeting Don Quixote, Don Lorenzo hits upon a witty, accurate and succinct portrayal of what is wrong with the Don: "He is mad in patches, full of lucid intervals." Truly a poet, he is able to put into nine words what others have been expounding upon at length. Sancho's desire...

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