The Imaginary Invalid - Act 3, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 6 Summary

Mr. Purgon arrives, having heard that his prescriptions were denied and his assistant, Mr. Fleurant, was turned away. Surely it was a mistake, for no one could be so brainless as to refuse his clyster. Argan, flustered, quickly explains that it was his brother, not himself, who sent Mr. Fleurant away. Mr. Purgon is so angry that he does not hear, or ignores, Argan's pleas. He tells Argan that he will no longer prescribe medicines or care for him as his patient any longer. Furthermore, he will sever all connection he has with him, including ending the arrangement of his nephew, Thomas, marrying Angelique. Before he leaves, he warns Argan that he will soon die of his illness without the necessary prescriptions.

Act 3, Scene 6 Analysis

Mr. Purgon will not listen to Argan's argument that it was his brother, not he, who sent away Mr. Fleurant...

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