Study Guide

The Miser Act 3, Scene 8

By Molière

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Act 3, Scene 8

  • With Master Jacques gone, Mariane tells Frosine how she doesn't want to marry Harpagon. Not only is Master Jacques a moldy oldie, but also Mariane is in love with a young man and wants to marry him. Hmm, could the young man in question be ClĂ©ante?
  • Frosine guarantees Mariane that she won't be married to Harpagon a year before he kicks the bucket. And once he's dead, Mariane will inherit all his money.
  • As Harpagon comes onstage, Mariane cries out at how terrible his face is. Yowch. That's rude.

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