The Imaginary Invalid - Act 2, Scene 9 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 9 Summary

Mr. Diaforus announces that he and his son must also leave. Argan asks them whether they may first tell him how ill he is. Father and son each take one of Argan's arms to take a pulse. Thomas concludes that his pulse is that of an ill man, and his father concurs. Mr. Diaforus tells Argan that it is most likely his spleen. Argan disagrees, however, because his doctor, Mr. Purgon, has told him it was his liver. Mr. Diaforus explains that it is quite common for both the liver and spleen to be affected and that surely Mr. Purgon has ordered him to eat roast meat. Argan tells him that he has been told to eat only boiled meat. With this, Mr. Diaforus nods and agrees explaining that it is all the same.

Act 2, Scene 9 Analysis

Before they leave, Argan lets Mr. Diafoirus and...

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