The Imaginary Invalid - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 21 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 21 Summary

Cleante enters the room and asks Angelique what has made her so sad. She tells him that she is crying over the loss of her father. Upon hearing this news Cleante, too cries out in grief. Cleante explains that he had just come over in order to try to talk Argan into letting him marry her. Angelique tells him that they must now forget about getting married, as she will never be happy again without her father. Upon hearing this Argan rises from his pose. He acknowledges that Angelique is his true daughter in every way, and he is glad to hear of her feelings.

Act 3, Scene 21 Analysis

Cleante, too, is saddened by the news of Argan's death, even though the older man had not shown him much respect and had tried to keep him from his love. The fact that these two lovers can...

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