Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Describe and discuss the life and career of Arthur Miller. What did Miller write about his decision to adapt Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People"?
2. Examine and discuss the career of Henrik Ibsen and the original production of "An Enemy of the People". What did Ibsen write the play in response to?
3. Discuss Tom Stockmann as the protagonist of the play. What characteristics does Tom embody in the first scene?
4. Compare the characters of Petra and Tom Stockmann. What similarities do they share? What differences?
5. Why did Ibsen (and...
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