The Imaginary Invalid - Act 1, Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 10 Summary

Toinette and Angelique are in another room discussing the secret meeting between Beline, Argan, and the notary. Toinette assures Angelique that Beline is conspiring to deprive her of any of her father's money. However, this does not worry Angelique because she would rather have no money and be free to marry her love, not the man Argan has chosen. Toinette promises to do whatever she can to ensure that Angelique is happy, but that to best help her, she must publicly pretend that she is not in agreement wit her. The next day, the servant promises to have her lover, Punchinello, get word to Cleante informing him of Argan's plans for his daughter.

Act 1, Scene 10 Analysis

Angelique, faced with the knowledge that her stepmother is trying to deprive her of an inheritance is unfazed. The fact that she is telling this to Toinette and not...

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