Peer Gynt - Part 1 Act 3 Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Act 3 Scene 2 Summary

Back in Aase's home, Aase and her friend Kari are packing up what's left of Aase's belongings. Their conversation reveals that everything else was taken as payment of the fine levied against Aase because of Peer's criminal actions at the wedding. Aase discovers a ladle that Peer used to play with when he was a child and pretending to be a button molder.

Part 1 Act 3 Scene 2 Analysis

The two important elements of this scene are the information that Aase is being punished for Peer's transgressions and the mention that Peer played at being a button molder when he was a child. This last is particularly important since it foreshadows two things - the ladle's reappearance in Part 3 of the play, where it symbolizes the way in which all things return to the point where they first came from, and more importantly the appearance...

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