An Enemy of the People

by: Henrik Ibsen

Suggested Essay Topics

What is the relationship between Hovstad and Billing? Are they on equal footing? Are they both sincere about their politics?

In what ways is Petra different from Dr. Stockmann?

An Enemy of the People was very popular, even though it was written out of frustration with drama critics and the liberal press. Speculate on why it was popular and whom it would and would not offend.