Peer Gynt - Part 1 Act 2 Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Act 2 Scene 7 Summary

Peer wakes up outside his mother's hut and sees Helga, Solveig's sister. Solveig herself soon appears, but warns Peer that if he tries anything she'll run away. Peer brags that the Troll Princess tried to seduce him, Solveig comments that it was a good thing the church bells were rung so Peer could keep his freedom and then runs off. Helga is about to follow but Peer holds her back. As Helga tries to escape, Peer gives her a silver button to give to Solveig as a token of his love and then tells Helga to tell Solveig not to forget him.

Part 1 Act 2 Scene 7 Analysis

It's clear by this point in the narrative that Solveig is a representation of Peer's spiritual (True) self and his capacity for controlling his animal (Sufficient) self. Her rejection of him in this scene suggests that she...

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