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Imaginary Invalid Molieres The Imaginary Invalid is a play about a hypochondriac who is so obsessed with his health and money that he ends up neglecting his familys needs to better his own Moliere sets up the exposition of the play in Act I by the apothecary bills Argon is reading aloud After Toinette the maid then enters the scene she sarcastically makes a comment about all of the bills lying on the table Toinette lets the audience know that Argon is a hypochondriac by rebutting everything he says about his doctors and illnesses with sarcastic comments For instance when Argon says You leave my insides alone She comes back with I wish you would Youd be a different man She also lets the audience know by saying Why if it wasnt for him you wouldnt even know you were ill speaking of the apothecary The main conflict of the play is Argons unwillingness to accept that he is not ill and he is in fact a very healthy man This illness leads to the selfishness that he shows his family especially his daughter Angelica Later in Act I his illnesses prove to have relevance to the conflict when she speaks of Cleante the man she loves Cleante is not a doctor therefore Argon will not give his blessings for Angelica to marry him The conflict of the play was that Argon would not give his blessings for the marriage of his daughter Angelica and the man she loves Cleante The main characters involved in the conflict besides Angelica and Cleante is Argon the problem Toinette and Argons brother Beralde which resolve the conflict in the end Argon is involved as stated earlier because he will not give his blessings on the marriage Toinette and Beralde were involved in the resolution to the conflict because they cared about Angelica and her happiness I believe that Beralde was more involved in the resolution because
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