Peer Gynt - Study Guide Part 1 Act 2 Scenes 6 and 7 Summary & Analysis

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Scene 6 - Peer stands calmly before the Troll King as members of the Troll Kingdom shout that he should be killed. The King calms the crowd and then tells Peer that he can have his Daughter (the Woman in Green) and half the kingdom if he meets certain conditions. The first condition is that Peer renounce the life of the outside world, which Peer quickly accepts. The second condition is that Peer accept the Troll's way of life, which states that each individual has to be "enough" for himself. The Troll King calls this the philosophy of the Sufficient Self, which he says is different from the philosophy of the outside world that suggests that an individual has to be "true." He calls this the Philosophy of the True Self. Peer struggles to understand just what he...

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