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

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Scene 1 - The next morning, the bride (Ingrid) runs after Peer, pleading for him to come back to town with him. Their conversation reveals that they've been intimate together, that Peer could be hanged if he doesn't marry her, and that Peer has realized he loves another woman. He sends her back to town and goes his own way, cursing all women - all women, Ingrid says, but one.

Scene 2 - Aase, Solveig and Solveig's family are all out looking for Peer. Aase has a long speech in which she talks about the irony of searching so hard for someone who made her life so miserable. Solveig's Father tells her she needs to get used to the idea that Peer may be dead and then as Aase starts to cry he follows a set of footprints off. Solveig tries to comfort...

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