The Imaginary Invalid - Act 3, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 2 Summary

While Argan is away, Toinette speaks with Beralde alone. Toinette reminds Beralde that they must now allow Argan to go through with his plans regarding Angelique's future marriage. Beralde promises to do all that he can, and Toinette reveals that she will soon play a trick on Argan that may help him come to his senses.

Act 3, Scene 2 Analysis

It is revealed that Toinette and Beralde are in league with each other. They both wish to convince Argan that he is wrong about Angelique, and they do this because of their love for her and their desire to see her happy. At the end of this short scene, Toinette reveals that she has another secret plan that she will be implementing shortly. This is another example of foreshadowing being used as a plot element to create suspense.

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