The Misanthrope | Study Guide

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The Misanthrope | Act 3, Scene 2 | Summary

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Summary

This scene flows directly from Scene 1, with the now familiar run-in technique. Célimène enters to inform Acaste and Clitandre that she thinks she heard a carriage in the street.

Analysis

Note Clitandre's rather sugary explanation of why he and Acaste have remained at Célimène's residence: "T'was love that stayed our feet." This falseness shows that he will go to any lengths to gain the upper hand over his rival.

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