An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

By Henrik Ibsen

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the folk in 1882 as a reaction to the general public outrage over his play Ghosts. half comedy, half severe drama, the play seems at Dr. Thomas Stockmann's fight to uphold the reality within the face of intolerance and willful lack of knowledge, as his complete neighborhood turns opposed to him. Branded an "Enemy of the People," Dr. Stockmann can in simple terms take solace within the concept that "the most powerful guy on this planet is the fellow who stands such a lot alone."

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He borrowed from Anthony Cassala’s bank, mortgaging his boat to buy a second boat, and then mortgaging that to buy a third. He stopped drinkÂ�ing after a dozen drunken sprees, not because he was afraid that he couldn’t handle the liquor and not for any moral reasons, but because drunk in a whorehouse, he had been rolled for two hundred and forty-five dollars in cash that he had in his pocket, and then decided that profit and loss did not match. The Barbary Coast, he decided, was a sucker’s game, a stupid delusion for kids in the bodies of adults; there were no paths from there to Nob Hill, and at nineteen he had had his fill of wasted, middle-aged whores and maudlin drunks and cheap con men, and fishermen who worked their backÂ�sides to the bone six days a week and then blew it all for one night on the Coast.

Mary,” he said to his wife, “this is a most unusual young man, believe me. He can’t be more than twenty-one or twenty-two, uncouth—yet not really. He walked into the bank as if he owned the place, demanded to see me, talked his way in, and coolly asked for a loan of thirty thousand dollars. ” “Good heavens, no. ” “I still don’t understand why you asked him to dinÂ�ner,” his wife said. ” Jean persisted, intrigued with the image her father evoked. “Because he has no collateral. He owns three fishing boats that are heavily mortgaged, and he operates with a cash balance of about a thousand dollars, when he has it.

He unbuttoned the tight jacket of the blue serge suit he wore and pulled in his stomach. “It fits. I haven’t had it on for a year or so. ” “The sleeves are two inches short. ” “Let him be,” Sarah said. ” “I haven’t grown. I’m twenty-one years old. ” “Well, you’ve grown. I don’t think I ever seen you in a suit before. ” he asked Sarah. ” “Sure, it’s fine. I’m only going to have lunch with Thomas Seldon at the Union Club—that’s all. ” “Take off the jacket,” Sarah said gently. “I’ll lengthen the sleeves.

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