The Imaginary Invalid - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 16 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 16 Summary

Beralde changes the subject and asks his brother whether he may tell him of the match he has for Angelique, now that Mr. Purgon is out of the picture. Argan wants no part of this discussion because his mind is already made up that she will be sent to a convent for disobeying her father. Beralde accuses Argan of sending Angelique to a convent to appease his wife. Beralde does not believe Argan's attempts at convincing him that Beline loves him. Toinette interjects and tells them there is one way to prove Beline's love of her husband. She suggests that Argan lay in the armchair and pretend he is dead. Beline will soon arrive and be struck with grief. Argan agrees to the scheme to convince his brother of his wife's good intentions.

Act 3, Scene 16 Analysis

Once the doctor has departed Beralde continues his battle...

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