Peer Gynt - Study Guide Part 3 Act 5 Scene 10 Summary & Analysis

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Peer encounters a Lean Man who at first looks like a priest, but whose conversation hints at the possibility that he is in fact the Devil. When Peer bids him farewell in the same way as he would any other fellow, the Lean Man comments that Peer doesn't seem to have any prejudices and asks what he can do to help him, but adds that Peer shouldn't ask for money or power. He says that those things aren't his to give any more since so many people seem to be taking them for themselves. Peer asks for a place to stay so that he can keep his identity and avoid being melted down, thereby losing his identity. When the Lean Man says that Peer's sins have hardly been bad enough to warrant him having a place in Hell, Peer lists all the evil...

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