The Imaginary Invalid - Act 3, Scene 8 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 8 Summary

Toinette arrives to announce that another doctor has come and wishes to see Argan. Argan does not know anything about another doctor. She explains that the doctor looks so much like herself that she almost believes he could be her brother.

Act 3, Scene 8 Analysis

At first it seems that another doctor has arrived coincidentally. However, the previous foreshadowing element concerning Toinette's announcement to Beralde that she had something secret planned, makes this coincidence seem more mysterious. It is also odd that Toinette would make a point of telling Argan and his brother that the visiting doctor looks eerily like her.

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