5 edition of An Enemy of the People found in the catalog.
April 2003 by IndyPublish.com .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||128|
They had not yet reached the stage where they needed a doctor. A drunk man behaves obnoxiously. Although the town's water is now contaminated, Tom is convinced that conditions can change for the better with a new waterworks system. Stockmann acts as a Christ figure.
No matter what Tom is confronted with, whether it is isolation, threats of violence and arrest, loss of income, and even being named "an enemy of the people," Tom will not abandon the truth and winds up fighting the entire town to do the right thing that is best for the town and for its people. She leaves after Hovstad tries to ingratiate himself with her but accidentally criticizes her father. His family is happy for him, and he is confident that, when he tells his brother about it, the town will move to renovate the Springs. Not long after he leaves, Stockmann himself comes home.
It is telling that Stockmann thinks of the time fondly and Catherine does not, for the contemporary events are quite similiar. Peter comes to the house to present Dr. Stockmann's article, which will damage the reputation of the town government. Themes[ edit ] In An Enemy of the People, speaking the language of comic exaggeration through the mouth of his spokesman, the idealist Doctor Thomas Stockmann, Ibsen puts into very literal terms the theme of the play: It is true that ideas grow stale and platitudinous, but one may go one step further and say flatly that truths die. He is certain that his brother will want the report published so that the townspeople can be warned about the health risk. The newspaper readily agrees to print the mayor's statement.
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A normally constituted truth lives—let us say—as a rule, seventeen or eighteen years; at the outside twenty; very seldom more. The townspeople seem antipathetic towards Stockmann, especially when he takes the stage. Aslaksen, joins the table and promises to galvanize the community with a public demonstration, but Hovstad suspects Peter Stockmann will try to cover up his brother's findings and turn the town against him.
In Morten's blackmail scheme, Tom must accept the bonds to retain his family's wealth.
And truths so patriarchal as that are always shockingly emaciated. Meanwhile, Hovstad and Billing insist on including the story in the following day's newspaper, even though the official report is in Peter's possession.
Thus, he adapted the play and staged it, but with a few crucial change. He is called an enemy of the people, and people shout him out of the room. The audience finds his speech incredibly offensive, and the next morning the doctor's home is vandalized.
Stockmann is the best exemplar of a character whose various duties are in conflict with one another. Finally, he asks that Stockmann not be allowed to read his report. Please Sign Up to get full document.
When Peter argues that his brother should not have the right to read his report, Aslaksen calls for a vote. The windows of the house have been smashed. And Finkelstein, like Irving, is not in that game.
Desperate, Dr. He decides the family will not retreat —they will stay and fight for what is right. Peter accuses his brother of a plot, as it seems Morten Kiil is buying up stock in the Springs. Ithaca : Cornell University Press. Is it not so with all other living creatures on earth?
Although his fight for the truth is a lonely one, he knows in the end that he is doing the right thing and that it will make him stronger. Stockmann's article, which will damage the reputation of the town government.
Tom, who is the Springs' medical examiner, has recently conducted a study of the water and is awaiting its results; Peter is pleased to learn that Hovstad and Billing will publish Tom's findings before the summer season to promote tourism. Stockmann adheres to the first duty and largely ignores the second two, but clearly the character's situation is far from ideal.
But Dr. Ibsen's tone, established through the characters, is polemical and ironic, with a touch of satire. Stockmann of being selfish and not thinking of the bigger picture.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points. Peter tells Dr. According to Stockmann, there are no absolute principles of either wisdom or morality. Only a few "events" happen afterwards; the play is mostly conversations.
The landlord is evicting them from their house, and Petra has been fired from her job as a schoolteacher for having progressive opinions. Stockmann refuses his brother's propositions.
Act V[ edit ] The next morning, Dr.An Enemy of the People is a totally accessible play. It's fast paced, action packed, and even funny. It's fast paced, action packed, and even funny. You might get bogged down a bit in the discussions of politics and society, but take the time to sift through them.
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