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The Imaginary Invalid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 2, Scene 12 Summary

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Act 2, Scene 12 Summary

Argan's brother, Beralde, who is visiting with him, asks how he feels. Argan, as usual, laments over his bad health. Beralde reveals that the reason for his visit is to present a match for Angelique. Argan is enraged at the mere mention of his oldest daughter and screams that he will soon send her to a convent. Beralde tells Argan that he is glad that his brother is not so ill that it does not prevent him from getting excited. Either way, Beralde announces that he has brought gypsies dressed in Moorish clothes to entertain them with song and dance. Four Moorish women enter and sing a little song about young love and springtime.

Act 2, Scene 12 Analysis

Act 2, Scene 12, introduces a new character, Argan's brother. Beralde has come to visit his brother to act on behalf of his niece. He too, believes that Argan is...

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