The Misanthrope - Act 5, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Act 5, Scene 4 Summary

The two marquis, Acaste and Clitandre, enter with Arsinoe. Arsinoe has apparently provided these two with another letter that Celimene has written to yet another man. They read the letter aloud to everyone in the room. In it, each one of her suitors is ridiculed and criticized. Arsinoe tries to comfort Alceste, but he flatly tells her that he would never seek comfort in her arms.

Now that the truth is out, only Alceste is still interested in Celimene. He gives her one last chance, asking her to move with him to the countryside. Celimene refuses to go away with him. She says she's too young to drop out of society. But with no other suitors left, she offers to get married right now, to prove her love. However, Alceste is no longer interested. Since she won't go away with him, he knows that she...

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