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MonkeyNotes-An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
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This act presents the critical test of Dr. Stockmann's integrity, and he comes out on top. He gives up the idea of going away, stating that "the field of battle is here; the fight must be fought; here; I will conquer!" Horster stands by him and offers him his house to live in. The doctor decides to set up a school there in the very room where he was branded an enemy of the people. The school will be attended by his children and "street-curs," who will be taught how to become freethinking and liberal people. He hopes that some day these children will grow up and drive away the true enemies of the people - the corrupt bureaucrats. As Dr. Stockmann makes these plans, he feels he is the strongest person in the whole world; he loneliness and isolation have given him strength.


In this final act, Ibsen is again highlighting how persons in power can manipulate public opinion and the democratic process to serve their own self-interests. At one time, the whole town considered Dr. Stockmann a hero. Now, because of the corrupt and manipulative bureaucrats who want to protect their own reputations, no one will have anything to do with the doctor. Ibsen is full of praise for Stockmann, who dares to stand up against the Burgomaster's wicked tactics. He pictures him as a solitary fighter who is the strongest man in the town, if not the world.

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