Peer Gynt - Study Guide Part 2 Act 4 Scenes 5, 6, and 7 Summary & Analysis

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These three scenes chronicle Peer's escapades as an emperor and prophet. Scene 5 - Two thieves appear carrying the stolen robes and jewels and leading the stolen horse. As they comment on how their fathers were thieves as well, they hear a noise that frightens them off. Peer then appears, rejoicing in the beauty of the morning and of nature. He nibbles on some roots and speaks in soliloquy about the joys of the humble, simple, back to nature life. Then he looks at the land in terms of its potential for development, realizes all the money he could make, and starts making plans to generate investment capital. He discovers the jewels, robes and horse, interprets them as a good omen for his plans, puts on the robes and jewels and rides off.

Scene 6 - Some time later, Peer has been accepted...

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