The Misanthrope Characters

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Acaste

Acaste is one of the two marquis who pursue Celimene. In act 5, Acaste, along 'with Clitandre, confronts Celimene with love letters she has Written to each of them Acaste reads aloud from a letter which she wrote to Clitandre, in which she refers to him (Acaste) as "the little marquis" and assures Clitandre that, although she let Acaste hold her hand, he is "of no consequence." Acaste leaves with Clitandre, assuring Celimene that he has" better women standing by" who are interested in him.

Arsinoe

Arsinoe is a so-called friend of Celimene. Celimene tells others that Arsinoe is a "hypocrite" and that, while unattractive, she is desperate to find a man and pretends to be prudish and pious as an excuse for the fact that men take no interest in her. Arsinoe tells Celimene that, in the name of friendship, she feels she must let her know that...

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