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MonkeyNotes-An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
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QUESTIONS

1. Compare and contrast the Burgomaster (Peter Stockmann) and
his brother, Dr. Stockmann.

2. Why does Peter Stockmann, the Burgomaster, want to hush up
the matter pertaining to the Baths? What steps does he take to have
the matter quieted? How does he manage to have Dr. Stockmann
declared an enemy of the people?

3. Is Dr. Stockmann really an enemy of people? Fully support your
answer.

4. Describe Mrs. Stockmann and Petra. Compare and contrast their
attitudes towards Dr. Stockmann in the play.

5. Aslaksen and Hovstad are symbolic characters. What do each of
them symbolize? Give details to support your answer.

6. What are Ibsen's views on the 'compact majority' as portrayed in
the play?


7. "The strongest person in the world is he who stands most alone."
Who does this statement describe and why? Explain why you agree
or disagree with the statement.

8. What are the Themes that Ibsen develops in the play?
9. Why does An Enemy of the People, a Norwegian play, still have
appeal today throughout the world?

10. Why does the play end in tragedy, tempered by a ray of hope?
11. Explain how the plot is structured and unified in the play.

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