Peer Gynt - Study Guide Part 1 Act 1 Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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On his way to Ingrid's wedding, Peer wonders how he's going to be received, overhears travellers comment negatively about him and his family, and then plays out a fantasy in which he's an emperor and everyone worships him. Another traveler, Aslak, passes by, and teases him about how easy it will be for him to find someone else if Ingrid rejects him. When he's gone Peer looks down at his clothes, realizes he probably doesn't have a hope of impressing Ingrid, and resolves to go back home to his mother. He then thinks he hears someone laugh at him, but when he doesn't hear it again believes that he was imagining things. In the distance he sees that the dancing at the wedding has begun, for a moment is torn between continuing on and going back to his mother and then impulsively runs...

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