Peer Gynt - Part 2 Act 4 Scenes 11, 12, and 13 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Act 4 Scenes 11, 12, and 13 Summary

Scene 11 - Peer arrives in Egypt, and in soliloquy talks about all the inspirational places he'll visit. A mysterious voice from a statue challenges him with a convoluted poem, saying that he has to make sense of the poem or die. Peer merely makes a note that the statue talked and moves on.

Scene 12 - At the feet of the Sphinx, Peer discovers that it looks familiar and then realizes that it looks like the Boyg he encountered when he was young. He calls out to the Sphinx, asks it to reveal its mysteries and then refers to it as the Boyg. He hears a voice answer in German and, very surprised, writes what just happened down in his notebook. Suddenly the person who actually spoke comes out from behind the Sphinx and introduces himself as Begriffinfeldt. He asks Peer who...

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