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The Imaginary Invalid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 8 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 8 Summary

Beline and her husband are left alone. Beline asks him why he allows himself to become so enraged when Toinette was only doing what she thought was right. After Beline calms him once again, Argan expresses his thanks for her kindness and compassion. He reminds her that she will be rewarded in his will. Beline tells him not to speak of such things; however, she has brought the notary as he had previously asked.

Act 1, Scene 8 Analysis

Once again, while Beline and her husband are alone, she begins to baby him and treat him as if he were really sick. She does this even after it has become apparent to the other characters in the play that his illness is completely imaginary. It is then that Argan brings up the subject of his will and more specifically the fact that Beline will be guaranteed a...

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