Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why is Alceste disgusted in Philinte?
Alceste is disgusted in Philinte because he is insincere when a man hugs her and acts as if she is his best friend. This action is insincere because she does not know who the man is.
2. How does Philine reason with Alceste when she becomes upset be his insincerity?
Philine reasons with Alceste by saying you can't blame man for his faults. He acts nicely toward the man to not to offend him, and for that, Alceste should not judge.
3. Based on the events in Act One, Scene One, what can the reader infer about Alceste's personality?
Based on the events in Act One, Scene One, the reader infers that Alceste is very critical of society. His feelings and complaints about society suggest he may also suffer from depression.
4. How does Celimene represent the things that...
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