An Enemy of the People
show his disgust for the in felt during a hostile reception given to him by the
people get better and is the main reason the town has visitors from across the
county come visit it, has become polluted with bacteria that is caused from the
Typhoid and other sicknesses. Dr. Stockmann, which is the discoverer of the
Stockmann lashing out at the whole town for its ignorance and lies that this town
is built on causing Dr. Stockmann to become an enemy of the people and being
out-casted among his town that he loves.
was met with a handful of critics forcing him to become angered at society. An
care about having rights and allowed their superior to have the say in everything.
period was from Mrs. Stockmann.
?Dr. Stockmann: Yes, but I have right on mine!?
?Mrs. Stockmann: Right! Yes, of course. But what?s the use of right without
This pointed to me that at this time period, yes, men were guaranteed rights, but
the only men that can exercise those rights were the powerful men.
Ibsen started off this play with everybody getting along. Dr. Stockmann
Ibsen slowly in the play, shows points of Dr. Stockmann?s downfall by his own
daughter of not supporting him later on in the play, to his brother the mayor,
perusion of the whole newspaper staff to not support Dr. Stockmann to eventually
having them turn their backs on him. The final downfall was the rally that Dr.
Stockmann organized which showed the ignorance of the townspeople only
rallying around the officials. Dr. Stockmann lashed out at the people calling the
majority as the fools, thus signaling the official end of Dr. Stockmann and
proclaiming as the enemy of the people.
An Enemy of the People was a straightforward play. No complications or any in
his reception in Norwegian. The play itself, was very predictable, from obvious
points of Dr. Stockmann?s friend turning their back to him, to the obvious rally
seen where almost every townspeople starts to show their ignorance with the
drunks and the wild cat-callings of the people. This book gives us the idea of
society in Europe but it was just too straightforward and it left me with nothing
really to get excited about.