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Don Quixote - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 74 Summary & Analysis

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Quixote's health is in decline now as well, either from his depression or because it is his time to go. Nobody can cheer him up, and he decides to make up his will and confess. He renounces his knight-errantry, saying that he now recognizes the madness that was in him, although ironically his friends and family figure it is just some new type of madness at first. He leaves money to Sancho and asks for forgiveness for including him in his folly of knight-errantry. He leaves his niece his estate and names the curate and bachelor executors of the will. He tells his niece to marry somebody who's never heard of knight-errantry before and directs the executors to subtly mock the author of the false second history if they ever meet him. Don Quixote finally passes away. The final words of the chapter are from...

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