The Misanthrope - Act 2, Scene 6 Summary & Analysis

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Act 2, Scene 6 Summary

The man in uniform is the Marshal's Sergeant-at-Arms. Alceste is being summoned to the royal court. Philinte thinks it is in reference to Alceste insulting Oronte's sonnet. Alceste swears he won't back down, that the verse was horrible. Philinte goes with him to help smooth things over, while Celimene's other suitors have a good laugh at Alceste's expense.

Act 2, Scene 6 Analysis

Because Alceste has not learned to choose his battles wisely, he now has to go settle a silly matter, when he'd rather stay and settle his relationship with Celimene.

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