Don Quixote Book II Summary

As Book II starts, Don Quixote is back in the house in La Mancha, under the watch of his niece and housekeeper. The priest and barber check out Don Quixote to see how he is doing. They don’t wish to remind him of his recent adventures because the old gentleman needs to stay at home. Sancho gets here with news that there is a book called The Innovative Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Sancho discovers a young scholar called Sampson Carrasco and Carrasco offers the 2 men the details of the book. Quixote and Sancho are more energized to continue their adventures, now that their previous adventures have been narrated and released. Quixote’s niece and housekeeper insist that he needs to remain in the house but Quixote does not pay much attention to them.

On the roadway, Quixote decides that he wants to go to Toboso to see Dulcinea. Sancho tries to deter Quixote from doing this, however the knight continues. Quixote desires Sancho to blaze a trail, however of course, as Sancho has only pretended to go to Dulcinea, the squire does not in fact understand how to reach Dulcinea’s home. In the end, Sancho gets a lady from a mule and states that it is Dulcinea just she has actually suffered a magic. The awful is extremely awful and she has a terrible smell. She runs off and Quixote is distressed that Dulcinea’s beauty has actually been withheld from him. The two travelers are nabbed by “The cart of death,” and the knight and squire worry for their lives. In the end, the men within the cart persuade Quixote that they are simply stars.

Quixote continues the road and in the middle of the night he encounters his next adventure: The Knight of the Woods and his squire obstacle Quixote and Sancho to do fight. That night the two squires speak to each other and each guy is persuaded of his master’s insanity. In the early morning, Sancho refuses to battle the Squire of the Woods because of his giant and horrible face. Quixote looks at the costume that the Knight of the Woods is using and he relabels the knight as Knight of the Looking-Glasses (mirrors). Quixote throws the knight off of his horse. The Knight and Squire end up being Sampson Carrasco and Tom Cecial, a next-door neighbor of Sancho. Sampson planned to defeat Quixote and bring him home, but alas, Sampson has lost.

Quixote thinks that Sampson and Tom are magics.

Quixote enters difficulty in the countryside, eliminating seven sheep due to the fact that he perceived them to be pagan warriors, and unsuccessfully baiting a strong lion to eliminate with him. After this experience, the knight renames himself Knight of the Lions.

Quixote and Sancho participate in a wedding where a poor man named Basilio manages to protect the bride, Quiteria the Fair, despite the truth that Quiteria was expected to wed Camacho the Rich. Basilio’s cousin has plenty of stories, chivalric and otherwise. He informs the story of the Cave of Montesinos, and Don Quixote aspires to see the cave. Basilio brings Sancho and Quixote to the cavern, which is a hole in the ground. Quixote is decreased into the hole and he then drops off to sleep. When Quixote is dragged out, he claims that he has had visions about sage magicians and enchantments.

Quixote’s luck turns for the worst when he becomes the amusement of a twisted duke and duchess. Sancho and Don Quixote are their guests of honor, for a number of weeks. The castle staff is instructed to play a variety of terrible jokes on Quixote and Sancho. All of these jokes have the impact of deluding Quixote into thinking that chivalry and magics are true. The duke and duchess have actually checked out The Ingenious Gentleman and from the stories that Sancho tells her, the Duchess is able to make up brand-new stories and scenarios in which to entangle Quixote.

Quixote and Panza are brought on a boar hunt, and the hunt is disrupted by a procession of devils and sages. Intense music is played and the enchanted Dulcinea exists inside of a carriage. A sage announces that Dulcinea will just be disenchanted and returned to appeal as soon as Sancho has actually willingly whipped himself 3300 times. Not much later on, Countess Trifaldi and her attendants arrive at the castle, having sought Quixote’s support. They have been cursed with beards, but if Quixote will fly on a wooden horse to battle a wicked giant, Malumbruno, the girls will be brought back. Quixote and Sancho are blindfolded when they sit upon Clavileño, the winged wooden horse. The horse has plenty of firecrackers that go off, lightly injuring the men and tossing them to the ground.

Sancho is made governor of a town but he quickly leaves the task. Don Quixote stays at the castle, tortured by cats and by Altisidora, a maiden who has fallen for Don Quixote. Doña Rodriguez, among the duchess’ attendants, requests Don Quixote’s support, and he winds up consenting to joust in the defense of her daughter’s honor. The joust never ever occurs, however.

Quixote and Sancho leave the duchess’ castle. They are robbed by thieves, though the ringleader, Roque Guinart, restores what was taken and accompanies the two guys to Barcelona. In Barcelona, Quixote ends up being the laughing-stock of the town, lodging with a nobleman Don Antonio Moreno. Moreno declares to have a talking head that can tell the future and Don Quixote is mesmerized by this development. Carrasco returns as the Knight of the White Moon, and this time he fights and beats Don Quixote. Quixote needs to testify go house for a year. Quixote decides that he might become a shepherd however he is overwhelmingly depressed.

When Quixote gets house, he takes ill with a fever nearly instantly. He regains his senses, disavows chivalry and knight-errantry, and passes away.

You Might Also Like