Wanting to be More than Your Destiny in Stickman by Robert Coover
– … He is uninterested in living his tedious little stick world life, he wants to venture out and discover what else it has to offer, leaving behind his uneventful lifestyle, his monogamous relationship with Stick Woman, and his daily routines. While on this search for something new, he stumbles upon a parallel universe that is considered the human world; our world. Everything suddenly has a dynamic and lively feel to it. Things are very different and exciting for Stick Man; it’s everything he had been searching for….
Societal Issues Depicted in Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People
– Did a city ruin its chance at success by not listening. According to Dr. Stockman, it did. Dr. Stockman, one of the principal characters in Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, discovers that the town’s primary source of monetary income is the spa, which is located, seemingly unnoticed by the populace, over a cesspool containing many harmful chemicals. After acknowledging his brother’s discovery, Mayor Stockman, Dr. Stockman’s brother, ultimately forbids publishing the find in the town paper….
Spineless Citizens and Corrupt Politicians Illustrated in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People
– In Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, Ibsen presents the reader with a town on the brink of disaster. The tragic reality is that there is a cesspool underneath the spa, the town’s main economic asset and tourist attraction. Not only is the cesspool a danger to the economic health of the town, but it is also a danger to the health of the town’s citizens. The disaster the city faces is caused by the citizen’s unwillingness and inability of the city leaders to deal with the tragedy of the cesspool…. ;
Conformity and Obedience in An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
– Conformity and Obedience in An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen An Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen, is the story of a man named Dr. Thomas Stockman, who becomes a deviant to society. After discovering that the waters in the town’s baths are polluted, Dr. Stockman tries to spread the news and have the baths shut down. He assumes that the townspeople will be happy to hear his news, since the water is what has been making everyone sick. However, many people in the town aren’t very happy to hear such news, and before Dr, Stockman realizes it, the entire town has turned against him…. ;
Henrik Ibsen’s Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People
– Henrik Ibsen’s Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen, the controversial author of, An Enemy of the People, lived in an interesting point in history in which writing was a way of communicating your most radical ideas. An Enemy of the People is one of several Ibsen dramas that are sometimes referred to as problematic works because they are based on social problems and issues he has with the government. Examples of other controversial plays by Ibsen are The Wild Duck, A Doll’s House, and Ghosts….