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Don Quixote - Dissapearing Donkey
About halfway through the book, Don Quixote and Sancho are traveling by donkey, when their animal is stolen. A few pages later, we see the donkey being ridden again! Guess the theif had a moment of conscience, huh? Most likely, this is to be explained in the following way: Cervantes had to write the second part of his book quickly before some other man wrote a second ending which would make fun of the first part. In his rush, Cervantes overlooked that he had already had the donkey stolen, and so, the animal reappears in a fit of forgetfulness.
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Contributed By: Lexi on 06-30-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Cameron writes:
You've got a good point. Even Cervantes was aware of it when he wrote part 2, because during one of the first few chapters of the 2nd part, when the bacholor is talking about the book(Part 1), he questions sancho about it. He said something about later he found dapple alongside the road where the robber had left it.
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El Gran Emperador writes:
I do want to point out that what you said about the donkey is right. But about Cervantes writing the second part quickly, no. Cervantes published the first part in 1605 and the second part in 1615. The reason Cervantes wrote the second part(or one of the reasons) is that another guy wrote another second part to "Don Quixote".
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