The Imaginary Invalid - Act 3, Scene 5 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 5 Summary

After Mr. Fleurant leaves, Argan shares his fears that Beralde's recent actions will cause harm to the inhabitants of his household. Beralde waves away his concerns as just another figment of his brother's imagination.

Act 3, Scene 5 Analysis

Argan is beside himself when Mr. Fleurant leaves. This feeling of helplessness is symbolic of the feeling that actual sick patients feel when they know that they don't have control over their illness. Argan does not have control over his illness, hypochondria, either.

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