Short Essay Questions
1. At the beginning of scene 1, Philinte is hugged by a man he barely knows. How does Philinte react and why?
2. Philinte argues with his friend Alceste that humans should not be blamed for their faults. What example does Philinte give to explain his reasoning?
3. In Alceste's legal case, why does Alceste feel being right should be enough?
4. Why does Alceste say love is not decided by reason?
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