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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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Sancho reports that he has given himself five stripes, but with his hand, which the duchess deems unacceptable. She promises to find him a better tool to use. Sancho gives her a letter to be delivered to his wife, telling her all that has transpired. After dinner they hear another commotion of drums, and Sancho once again takes refuge in the skirts of the duchess. They go out and see yet another procession, and the arrival of Countess Trifaldi, a.k.a. the Doleful Duenna, is announced. Her squire announces she has come fasting and walking from her kingdom to see the Don. Quixote wishes that the ecclesiastic who had snubbed his stories were here to see it.

Sancho, as comic relief to the duchess, is becoming a familiar character, from her delight in reading his letter to his hiding in her skirts again. He is almost puppy-dog-like in his...

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