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The paper discusses how in his plays, Henrik Ibsen had his characters live out things that occurred in his life. The paper points out Ibsen's life of waywardness and relates that when his plays came out, he was heavily criticized for his work. The paper looks at the play "The Enemy of the People" that dealt with corruption in society as well as various political topics, and the play "Ghosts" that is about the topics that are taboo in society.
From the Paper:"Down through history, many writers have produced elaborate works. Many of these have had significance in culture and in the society in which the work was written as several published works have had a large influence. Critics take their time studying the literature down to its very core, and other common people give their opinions as they write reviews and discuss what they read in book clubs, in school, around fires, or at family gatherings. One play that has been a large influence on several people within a certain society is known as An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen."
Sample of Sources Used:
- A Short History of the Drama Martha Fletcher Bellinger. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1927. pp. 317-22.
- Gates, Anita. "'The Death of Little Ibsen': Living in a Doll's House Located on Sesame Street ." New York Times [New York] 31 May 2006. 22 July 2007 <http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/05/31/theater/reviews/31deat.html>.
- "Ghosts: Introduction." Drama for Students. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski. Vol. 11. Detroit: Gale, 1998. eNotes.com. January 2006. 22 July 2007. <http://www.enotes.com/ghosts/8138>.
- Goldman, Emma. "The Social Significance of the Modern Drama: An Enemy of Society." University of California Regents. 2002. 22 July 2007 <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/Writings/Drama/enemy.html>.
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