Don Quijote and Sancho leave the ducal palace (finally; however, we are still
not finished with the Duke and Duchess).
Altisidora and her little plot (note the repeated references to Troy and
At the end of the chapter, Don Quijote and Sancho are still on their way
to Zaragoza (as mentioned at the end of Part I, and as actually happened
in the False Quijote).
The first paragraph deals with liberty, which takes on new meaning after
Sancho is "freed" from his governorship.
The four images: St. George, St. Martin, St. James, and St. Paul. What do
these four figures have in common, and why are they significant in terms
of the novel?
The pastoral Arcadia. What does this have to do with literature, madness,
and Don Quijote? Don Quijote's challenge to passersby on the road (third
paragraph, p. 962) is a reenactment of something which actually did occur
in history (and literature).
The inn (this is a new one). What does Don Quijote see it as?
The reaction of Cervantes, Don Quijote, and Sancho to the False Quijote
(by Avellaneda), and the change in destination: Barcelona, not Zaragoza.
Don Quijote vs. Sancho (and Sancho wins!)
Roque Guinart was a historical figure. He might be considered the Robin Hood
of northeastern Spain. He was the leader of the Nyerros (or Ñerros,
a group that championed the rights of the lower classes), fighting against
the Cadells (a group that favored the privileged class). Compare: Don Quijote,
Roque, the Duke.
Claudia Jerónima (and Don Vicente Torrellas). What is the point of
her appearance in the novel?
Don Quijote leaves Roque's company, goes to Barcelona (and visits friends
In Barcelona: Don Antonio Moreno, the Enchanted Head, the publishing house,
translation. (Illusion/reality, literature, truth)
The galleys. Ana Felix is Ricota, the name originally given by her father
Ricote in Ch. 54; likewise, Don Gaspar Gregorio is the same as Don Pedro
Gregorio mentioned earlier.
What is Cervantes' feeling toward the exiled Moriscos and their fate?
The beginning of the end: the Knight of the White Moon, Don Quijote's defeat,
and the laying aside of his arms (for a year).
The Knight of the White Moon reveals himself (to Don Antonio Moreno).
Page 1015: "diría que nunca sane don Quijote". Do you agree?
Why? And what do you think Cervantes feels? Why?
Note Sancho and his hopes, on page 1015.
Conclusion --more or less-- of the (Doña) Anna Felix-Don Gregorio
story. Why is it left unfinished?
Don Quijote's reflections on his defeat, life; what does he intend to do?
How is this related to the novel? Sancho and the fat-thin man decision. What
does this remind us of?
Tosilos. Did he marry the daughter of Doña Rodríguez? Why or
What is Don Quijote's attitude toward Dulcinea now that he is no longer a
How do DQ & Sancho plan to spend the year? What prompts this decision?
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