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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 53 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 53 Summary

After one week of his governorship, Sancho is rudely awakened by a great commotion and more than a dozen men calling that they are being attacked. The men tie two large shields on his front and back, which cause him to promptly fall over, and he is described as a turtle. The men then jump on him and on top of him, and he is so addled he has no idea what is going on outside of his protective shields. Eventually shouts of "Victory!" overtake them, and he is helped out of his armor. He gets dressed and goes down to Dapple and saddles him. Then, he announces he is not fit for governorship and is leaving.

Part 2, Chapter 53 Analysis

The city is losing a wise governor and lawmaker. The steward sees Sancho's thoughtful decisions to the difficult problems brought before him, and...

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