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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 55 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 55 Summary

Both Sancho and Dapple suddenly fall into a pit, and after Sancho works to help Dapple up, they make their cautious way through the tunnel in front of them. Sancho sees some sunlight coming through, and he heads toward it. Aboveground, the Don is out exercising Rozinante in preparation for the duel and overhears Sancho's cries for help. He thinks Sancho is dead at first, but Sancho convinces him that he is very much alive. Quixote goes to get help. Quixote, with assistance, hoists both man and beast out of the pit, and they return to the castle. After he makes sure Dapple is taken care of, Sancho explains to the duke why he had to leave his post at Barataria.

Part 2, Chapter 55 Analysis

The pit is a device in literature that seems very familiar and almost overused to the modern reader. However, keep in...

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