The Misanthrope - Act 4, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 4 Summary

Alceste's servant, Dubois, enters in a rush. He is alarmed and wants Alceste to prepare to leave town. He is so flustered he can barely tell his story. He says that a friend of Alceste came to deliver news about his court case. The friend wants Alceste to pack up and leave before he is arrested. Alceste can't imagine why this would be. Dubois tries to present a note from the friend, but left Alceste's home in such a rush he forgot it. Alceste follows him out to go find the note, but swears to Celimene that he will be back to resolve the matter between them.

Act 4, Scene 4 Analysis

The servant makes mention of caring for Alceste, yet he makes it almost impossible for Alceste to carry on his conversation with Celimene. The reader can't help but wonder if another of Celimene's suitors is...

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