Peer Gynt - Part 3 Act 5 Scenes 4, 5, and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3 Act 5 Scenes 4, 5, and 6 Summary

Scene 4 - Peer encounters a group of men attending the auction of the belongings of a dead woman. As the men discuss the items they've bought, including Peer's old ladle that he once used when he pretended to be a button molder and others belongings, it becomes clear that the dead woman was Ingrid, whom Peer kidnapped from her wedding when he was a boy, while the men are revealed to be some of the men who teased Peer at the wedding. None of them recognize him, and are interested in the story he tells of being in San Francisco and seeing a performance based on the life of a pig in which the performer, praised for the realism of his performance, actually had a live pig concealed under his cloak. The listener's drift away confused.

Scene 5 - Peer searches a...

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