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The Imaginary Invalid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 3, Scene 18 Summary

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Act 3, Scene 18 Summary

Beralde is hidden and Argan is stretched out when Beline arrives back at home. Toinette greets her mistress and tells her a tragedy has occurred. Argan has suddenly died. Beline asks if she is quite sure that her husband has passed. Upon hearing that Argan is indeed dead. Beline is relived as she tells Toinette that her husband was a huge burden. She then admonishes her servant for acting so emotional. Beline goes on to list her deceased husband's faults. She then asks Toinette to help her conceal her Argan's death until she gets all of the necessary paperwork in order.

Just then Argan rises from his feigned death pose. He shouts at Beline, who is hastily leaving, that he is glad to have learned her true feelings toward him.

Act 3, Scene 18 Analysis

Beline's reaction to her husband's death is no surprise to anyone but...

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