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An Enemy of the People Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Small Unnamed Town

"An Enemy of the People" takes place in a small and unnamed town. There are hints that the town is in Europe. Henrik Ibsen, who wrote the drama that the Arthur Miller play is based on, lived in Norway and the surnames of the characters appear to be Scandinavian. One element of the play is the main character's wish to move to America which supports the probability that the play takes place in Europe.

Dr. Tom Stockmann's Residence

Both scenes in Act I take place in the residence of Dr. Tom Stockmann. Stockmann lives in the house with his wife, Catherine, and three children—Petra, Morten and Ejlif.

The University's Water Analysis Report

When Dr. Stockmann suspects that the town's water supply might be contaminated, he sends water samples to a local university lab for analysis. The report that the university sends back to...

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