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The Misanthrope by Moliere 1622 Main characters Alceste - He is in love with Celimene and very cynical about people and the way they act Celimene - She is conceited and shallow being everything that Alceste dislikes in a person Philinte - He is a good friend of Alceste but just the opposite in character since he is less frank and more sincere towards others Arsinoe - She serves as a foil to Celimene being just as clever but less shallow Minor Characters Eliante - She is Celimenes good and reasonable cousin Oronte - He is in love with Celimene and a writer of poetry Clitandre - He is another suitor trying to gain the hand of Celimene Setting Celimenes apartment - There is very little action and very much dialogue in this play which takes place in this apartment Plot The play opens with a conversation between Alceste and Philinte Alceste shows himself to be very cynical about the motives of people and Philinte shows himself to be very sincere believing that people should be kind to each other even if it meant putting on a false face We learn this through Alcestes and Philintes comments on a poem written by their friend Oronte Alceste thinks it is horrible while Philinte thinks it is wonderful Philinte also says that Alceste was too blunt and could have softened his criticism Later Alceste decides to go see Celimene and talk about their relationship He tells her that she should get rid of the rest of her suitors and she insists that he is her only true lover The rest of the suitors at Celimenes apartment believe the same as Alceste As they are talking Oronte enters with the marshal who tells Alceste to apologize to Oronte about the comments he made on his poem Then Acaste and Clitandre argue over who is
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