Peer Gynt - Study Guide Part 3 Act 5 Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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The ship has sunk. Peer and the Cook cling to the sides of a raft, which is overloaded by their weight and is about to sink. They each try to convince the other to let go, the Cook saying he's got children at home to take care of and Peer saying he's more in need of life. The Cook, who has an injured hand, starts to go under. Peer tries to hold him up and urges him to say the Lord's Prayer. All the Cook can remember is the phrase "Give us this day." He repeats it three times then goes under.

The Strange Passenger appears and asks Peer whether he's re-considered his offer. Peer shouts that he's still got life to live, and then tries to figure out who the Passenger is. He wonders if he's the Devil, but the...

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