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The Imaginary Invalid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 5 Summary

Toinette moves to speak to Argan. She tells him that she has now taken his side in the matter of his daughter's future husband. Mr. Diaforus has brought his son, Angelique's intended, for a visit, and thus Toinette now believes that she was wrong in her earlier negative statements. Upon hearing this news, Cleante moves as if he is about to leave; however, Argan tells him to stay to meet his future son in law. Cleante politely agrees to stay for the meeting and is rewarded with an invitation to the wedding, which will take place in 4 days.

Act 2, Scene 5 Analysis

A comedy of errors is foreshadowed as it is announced that the man to whom Argan promised his daughter has arrived for a visit. Cleante, as well as Angelique, will now have to face this unwanted stranger. In this scene Toinette also begins her...

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