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In the plays Ghosts An Enemy of the People and Wild ducks by Henrik Ibsen there are many similar themes which become evedent to the reader A theme which is consistant though out these plays is the opposing values of the Ideal and the Real which come up in the plays An Enemy of the People is a story about a doctor that discovered that the town he lives in has become a cesspool After discovering the towns beloved bath which is supposedly helps people get better and is the main reason the town has visitors from across the county come visit it has become polluted with bacteria that is caused from the water pipes underground This resulted in visitors going away from the town with Typhoid and other sicknesses Dr Stockmann which is the discoverer of the pollution tries to tell the townspeople that they need to fix the water pipes and bath Facing a large amount of resistance from his brother the mayor Hovstad the newspaper editor and many of the townspeople This results in Dr Stockmann lashing out at the whole town for its ignorance and lies that this town is built on causing Dr Stockmann to become an enemy of the people and being out-casted among his town that he loves Dr Stockmanns idealism is further illustrated at this point in the play After he finds out that Hovstad will not print his paper he threatens to stand on street corners reading his manuscript aloud to the people This illustrates how stubern Stockmann is and how he will go to great lengths to accomplish his goals The purpose of this play was to show Ibsens content toward society in knowing the truth In the play Ibsen shows the reality of things that are built on lies and the need for people to become more scientific in their studies rather than being religious wise Enemy of the People does a
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