Peer Gynt - Part 1 Act 1 Scene 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Act 1 Scene 3 Summary

The wedding festivities suddenly come to a stop as Peer arrives. He goes from group to group, looking for someone to dance with. None will dance with him. As Solveig and her family arrive, Peer asks if he can dance with her. Solveig's father says they have to pay their respects to the hosts first, and leads his family indoors. Peer starts to follow, but he's forced to stay outside. After a moment, Solveig comes back out looking for him. They dance together for a moment and then Solveig runs off. The young men who kept Peer from going inside tease him into telling them one of his stories, and he tells them how he once trapped the devil in a nut-shell. He goes on to talk about how he can fly, and the young men react angrily, calling him a liar. Solveig...

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