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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 69 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 69 Summary

A stage is set up in the courtyard. Quixote and Sancho see a multitude of candles and a tomb, on top of which a girl lays. Don Quixote recognizes her as none other than Altisidora, and he also recognizes the duke and duchess in thrones. Sancho is made to wear a hat painted with devils. It is announced that Sancho can free the girl from death, but only if submits to continuous pinching, thwacking and pinpricks about his person. He breaks his silence in anger, wondering loudly what any of that has to do with raising the girl from the dead. A lot of his anger stems from his continued debt to Dulcinea as well. Quixote counsels him to have patience. Sancho tries to withstand the attacks, but the pinpricks abuse him too much. Altisidora finally rises, having tired of waiting, and Quixote kneels before...

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