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MonkeyNotes-An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
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IRONY IN THE PLAY

An Enemy of the people is a drama filled with irony that is largely built upon the contrasts between the Stockmann brothers. The Doctor is jovial by nature and likes to be surrounded by intelligent, cheerful, hard-working people. The Burgomaster is solemn and conservative, uncomfortable in the company of liberal minded people. The Burgomaster represents conventional world-order. Dr. Stockmann strives to bring about reforms that benefit society. The Burgomaster is highly conscious of his power and status. Dr. Stockmann is conscious of his duty as a citizen. The Doctor is a brave and noble person who can defy a mob consisting of moral cowards. The Burgomaster is a shred manipulator who can sway the mob to his side.


The irony of the play is that the good person, Dr. Stockmann, is the one branded as the enemy of the people. The doctor strives diligently throughout the play to expose the sordid condition of the baths so that people do not fall ill. For his efforts he is labeled as the enemy of the people, while his brother, the Burgomaster, is considered a hero for suppressing the truth.

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