Study Guide

The Miser Act 3, Scene 6

By Molière

Act 3, Scene 6

  • After Harpagon leaves, Valère laughs at Master Jacques for getting hit by an old man.
  • Jacques accuses Valère of being a spineless jerk, and then decides to play tough with him. He starts pushing Valère and telling him not to mess with him anymore. He also starts hurling insults at Valère.
  • Eventually, Valère gets fed up with all this posing and starts pushing Master Jacques back, telling him he's not so tough.
  • Master Jacques backs down right away and says he was just joking. Valère says that Master Jacques's jokes are terrible, and gives him a second beating.
  • After Valère leaves, Jacques swears revenge.

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