The Imaginary Invalid - Act 3, Scene 17 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 17 Summary

Argan asks Toinette if he will be endangering himself by merely pretending death. Toinette insures him there is no risk and helps to lay him out in the chair.

Act 3, Scene 17 Analysis

The degree of Argan's hypochondria is revealed when he asks if he will be harmed by simply faking death. The irony is that he is faking being ill everyday and it never occurs to him that he may be harming himself and others around him.

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