Study Guide

Don Juan Canto XVII

By George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Canto XVII

  • Byron returns to Don Juan after a short meditation. Juan comes down into the kitchen from his bedroom and sits at the table looking stunned. He and the Duchess Fitz-Fulke are the last to come down.
  • The Duchess looks a little insulted, which suggests Juan rejected her sexual advances. But Byron hints in his last line that neither she nor Juan got much sleep…

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