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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 21 Summary

The bride appears, and both Quixote and Sancho deem her to be beautiful, each in his own way. Basilio suddenly appears, and he makes a short speech and falls on his spear. Basilio, seemingly dying, requests that Quiteria take the hand in marriage of a dying man, since she will not have to do so for long. Camacho is cowed to allow it in the tumult, and Quiteria, somewhat mechanically, complies. They are joined in marriage, and Basilio miraculously recovers. The plot is revealed, and Quiteria must have been in on it all along. Camacho quickly gets over his disappointment since his chosen bride had no true feeling for him, and he requests that the feast carry on. Quixote chooses to follow Basilio, much to Sancho's disappointment.

Part 2, Chapter 21 Analysis

Don Quixote's intervention in the tumult after Basilio's trick is key in preventing tragedy from...

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