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The Imaginary Invalid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 4 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 4 Summary

Mr. Fleurant, Argan's apothecary, arrives to prescribe a clyster to his patient. Beralde asks that he put off the potion. This angers Mr. Fleurant, who asks what right he has to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship. With that, Beralde sends the apothecary away although the man does not go quietly and threatens Argan's brother.

Act 3, Scene 4 Analysis

Beralde angers Argan's apothecary, most likely on purpose. The apothecary knows that Argan is not truly infected with any disease and that the prescriptions are useless. It scares him to think that Beralde has succeeded in convincing his patient that he is well, and Mr. Fleurant is a fraud.

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