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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 44 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 44 Summary

The chapter opens with another comment about the criticism of Cervantes including other short stories in the first volume. The steward that comes to take Sancho to his governorship is the one that played the Countess Trifaldi. Sancho recognizes him, but Quixote brushes it off. They have a rather tearful goodbye, and Quixote is heartbroken after he leaves. He requests to be alone and not bothered by anyone, and he returns to his room after eating. As he is undressing, he accidentally tears his stockings, upsetting him even more. Later, he opens his window because of the heat and overhears a girl say that she is very much in love with him. The girl, Altisidora, takes a harp and sings a ballad of love for him. He wonders why he must be plagued so, and he reaffirms his devotion to Dulcinea, shuts the window and...

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