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Unformatted text preview: 11-17-10Peer Gynt: Search for Contemporary modelSymbols in Ibsens Peer Gynt are important, and may be difficult to explain. This created a problem of genre. (486)Ibsen uses many works and folktales from the past, for example, a variation of the Norwegian Askelad who wins a princess and a half of a kingdom, follows Peer Gynt in his efforts to win a spiritual happiness in Solveig, and a three-point fornaldarsaga system, which consists of a travel pattern focusing on a heros departure; series of tests, court visits, and Viking adventures; and a homecoming. Why does Ibsen recycle these old stories to create Peer Gynts story? If most of the folktales are known to the readers at the time, do they serve to easily relate that story, and see it in a different perspective? (486-487)Peer Gynts search for a more contemporary model that encompasses the whole of Norways past and present....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course SCANDIN 5B taught by Professor Ian during the Spring '11 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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