The Misanthrope | Study Guide


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The Misanthrope | Character Map

Alceste Misanthrope with extreme views about sincerity and hypocrisy Célimène Clever and socially prominent widow Arsinoé Prudish, hypocritical aristocrat Philinte Even-tempered and reasonable nobleman Oronte Pretentious, social- climbing courtier Beloved Admirer Admirer Friends Cousins Eventual spouses Rivals Rivals Rivals Acaste Smug and complacent courtier Clitandre Self-serving courtier Éliante Sensible and sincere noblewoman
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