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An Enemy of the People Summary
Arthur Miller

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An Enemy of the People Summary

Plot Summary

"An Enemy of the People," a play by Arthur Miller adapted from the drama by Henrik Ibsen, focuses on a conflict between two brothers, Dr. Tom Stockmann and Peter Stockmann, and a conflict between the freedom and the suppression of speech. The Stockmanns live in an unnamed town that has recently completed construction of a medicinal bath on the outskirts of town known as the Kirsten Springs. Peter Stockmann is the mayor of the town and is boasting about the potential benefits that the Springs will provide to the town. Peter envisions the Springs bringing in visitors and tourists, which will increase the town's revenues, provide sufficient jobs for the population and make business boom. Peter has hopes that his town will ultimately become known as one of the region's top resorts.

Dr. Tom Stockmann is a medical doctor and a scientist. Tom has recommended against the town...

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