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

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Act 3, Scene 3 Summary

Argan returns as Toinette leaves. Beralde makes his brother promise that he will remain calm throughout their conversation. Argan promises and so Beralde begins by asking why he would consider sending his daughter to a convent when he already has so much wealth. He does not need to arrange a marriage for her based on money. Argan retaliates by telling his brother that he may do whatever he wishes as head of his household. Beralde continues by asking exactly why he wishes his daughter to marry this doctor, to which Argan replies that a son-in-law who is a doctor will tend to his health needs. His brother asks him to consider that perhaps he should consider his daughter's needs when it comes to her marriage.

Beralde asks his brother whether he would marry Louison to an apothecary if she were old enough, to which Argan...

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