Peer Gynt - Study Guide Part 2 Act 4 Scenes 8, 9, and 10 Summary & Analysis

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These three scenes relate to how Peer discovers the spiritual emptiness of this phase of his life.

Scene 8 - Peer rides with Anitra across the desert. She complains she's being kidnapped, but Peer tells her that they're leaving to make a new and better life together. She starts to sweet talk him and he gets off the horse, saying he'll be her slave and lead it. Saying she's concerned for him, Anitra gets him to take off his heavy jewels and bags of coin and then strikes him with the whip and rides off, leaving Peer alone in the desert.

Scene 9 - As he removes his robes, Peer speaks in soliloquy about realizing he was made a fool of, how being a prophet was an empty life, and how he was lured into it by Anitra. Once his robes are all...

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