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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 32 Summary

Quixote arises to confront his rebuker. He tells the ecclesiastic that he should not deign to judge those in pursuit of knight-errantry when he has so little to show for his small experience of the world. He goes on to say that in such a profession, he has fought for what is good and right and has shunned riches but not honor. How can that be worthy of reprimand? Sancho jumps in to support his master, and the ecclesiastic turns his denigration towards Sancho, mocking the promise of an island that he so dearly believes in. Sancho answers him in his proverbial way, as usual, and the duke is moved to confer a governorship on him. Sancho kneels in front of the duke in respect, which enrages the ecclesiastic into jumping up from the table and storming off. The duke tells Quixote not to be...

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