The Imaginary Invalid - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 7 Summary

After reasoning with her husband, Beline directs her inquiries toward Toinette. Although she admits that she agrees with the servant's beliefs regarding the marriage that Argan has arranged, she will not tolerate Toinette aggravating her husband again. Beline moves to make Argan comfortable in front of the fire, arranging his nightcap so as not to aggravate his illness.

Act 1, Scene 7 Analysis

Beline again reveals her tendency to treat Argan like an invalid. She is the only character, thus far, who sympathizes and supports her husband's imagined illness. This difference in opinion that Beline shows in relation to the other characters foreshadows other important differences that she may reveal.

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