Originally Posted by fantasyfan
But why Solvieg loves him is a complete mystery to me.
I wondered this too! Her father doesn't want his daughter to dance with him because Peer has a reputation. He takes the bride to the hills and then tosses her aside the next morning. The best that I could come up with is maybe we are supposed to believe that Ase spun glowing stories of her son to Solveig to spark the romance.