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Don Quixote - Part 2, Chapter 71 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 71 Summary

Sancho is despondent because he did not receive a promised bounty from Altisidora for taking the abuse. Quixote offers to pay him per lash, which Sancho responds to readily, asking for a certain number of reals. They sit down to eat, and Sancho then goes in the woods to do the whipping. Soon after he begins, he feels he has given himself over too cheaply by about half. He starts then to beat the trees instead of himself, throwing in some well-timed moaning to fool Quixote. Hearing this and counting the numerous strokes, Quixote finally begs him to stop lest he flay himself to bits. Later, they stop at an inn, which Quixote sees as a real inn again and in which a number of tapestries hang.

Part 2, Chapter 71 Analysis

Sancho is taking advantage of Quixote a bit here, although the reader can sympathize with...

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