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An Enemy of the People concerns the actions of Doctor Thomas Stockmann, a medical officer charged with inspecting the public baths on which the prosperity of his native town depends. He finds the water to be contaminated. When he refuses to be silenced, he is declared an enemy of the people. Stockmann served as a spokesman for Ibsen, who felt that his plays gave a true, if
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by IndyPublish.com (first published 1882)
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Fatima
Mar 05, 2017 Fatima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
یکی از پر معنی ترین نمایشنامه هایی بود که تا به امروز خوانده بودم , هر قسمت نمایش واقعیت های جوامع امروزی را فریاد میزد و به قدری زیاد بود که میشد میلیون ها مورد امروزی را با آن مقایسه کرد و مشابه خواند ... در جاهای مختلفی از نمایشنامه طریقه ی خریدن هدف و فکر و سو استفاده از مردم آگاه را نشانمان میداد که چطوری جلوی انسان های اینچنینی یک جامعه را میگیرند و به اهداف و نیت های شخصی خودشان ادامه میدهند و مردم را با شست و شوی مغزی بر علیه این آگاهی ها میشورانند و به آنها میگویند "دشمن مردم" در صورتی ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
En folkefiende = An Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen
عنوانها: دشمن مردم؛ دشمن ملت؛ اثر: هنریک ایبسن؛
الف): نمایشنامه «دشمن مردم»؛ اثر: هنریک ایبسن؛ مترجم: امیرحسین آریانپور، در 243 صفحه، چاپ اول نشر انديشه سال 1338 هجری شمسی
ب): همین اثر با عنوان «دشمن ملت» ترجمه: «علیرضا ثنائی»، شرکت انتشارتی «علمی و فرهنگی»، رقعی و در دوهزار جلد و برای بار دوم
پ): دشمن مردم، ترجمه از متن نروژی: «میرمجید عمرانی»، انتشارات دنیای نو
ت): دشمن مردم، اثر هنريک ايبسن؛ ترجمه اصغررستگار، سال 1378 در اصفهان
ث): دشمن مردم،
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Markus
Jan 10, 2016 Markus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thinking of the times we live in caused a spontaneous re-read of this masterpiece. I understand it is not as popular outside my native Norway as Ibsen's other works, but I sincerely urge every soul do give it a try. It is quite short, and it speaks volumes about some of the greatest problems facing our present-day society, despite being written in the 19th century.

Mostly a play about truth, An Enemy of the People takes place in a small Norwegian hamlet where the residing doctor realises that the
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Manny
If it came out today, everyone would immediately read it as referring to climate change and climate change sceptics. Doctor Stockmann has taken up a position where he's responsible for monitoring the baths in the little spa town he's just moved to. He analyses water samples and is shocked to find that they're a major health hazard: naively, he believes people are going to thank him for making this important discovery.

But he hasn't thought through the economic consequences. Fixing the problem wo
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Fatema Hassan , bahrain

ثاني مسرحية يسحرني مؤلفها إبسن بتفاصيلها..
لَقّبَ كاتب المسرح النرويجي المعروف هنريك إبسن الفيلسوف الدنماركي سورين كيركغارد مؤلف( خوف و رعدة ) ب عدو الشعب، هذا سبب دفعني لقراءة المسرحية باهتمام واستمتاع أكبر ما دمت لا زلت أتعثر في خوفه و رعدته، قرأته للتعرف على رأي إبسن حول كيركغارد الذي بفرادته جابه برجوازية كوبنهاغن و انتقد الثقافة الأوروبية حين قال " إن أوروبا كلها تتجه نحو الإفلاس" كما عاب على الكنيسة الدنماركية اللوثرية افتقارها للشدة و طرقها المدرسية التي لا تخدم رعاياها.. عدو الشعب بنظر إب
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Foad
در سراسر جهان، اکثریت، اکثریت مطلق دائم التزاید، با مردم کودن و کم فهم است. اکثریت، بدبختانه زور دارد، اما هرگز حق ندارد. حق همیشه با اقلیت است.

سومین نمایشنامه ای که از هنریک ایبسن می خونم، و کم کم دارم شیفته ی این مرد میشم.

نمایشنامه
نمایشنامه خیلی خیلی عالی بود. هر پرده نقاط اوج بی نظیری داشت که بعضاً من رو از هیجان به قهقهه می انداخت. مخصوصاً سه پرده ی آخر، یکی از دیگری بهتر بودن. حرف هایی که دکتر اشتوکمان میزنه و جر و بحث هاش با دیگران، همه عالین.
مضمون نمایشنامه، همچنان مثل دو نمایشنامه ی قبل
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FeReSHte
May 19, 2016 FeReSHte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to FeReSHte by: Maryam Hosseini
Shelves: play
دشمن مردم بعد از خانه عروسک دومین نمایشنامه ایه که از ایبسن خوندم. محتوای سیاسی و انتقادی اجتماعی "دشمن مردم" به اندازه محتوای فمینیستی " خانه عروسک " به دلم نشست . بعید می دونم از فرط جذاب بودن پیام و مکالمات ، بعد از شروع نمایشنامه بشه رهاش کرد یا حتی زمین گذاشتش. داستان اینجاست که تشخیص داده میشه آب شهر آلوده است. شهری که از قضا به واسطه ی حمام های عمومیش و مفید بودن آبش برای انواع بیماری ها جاذب توریست ، مسافر ، بیمار و در نتیجه کلی ثروت شده. نزاعی که سر انتشار ( انسانیت و راستی ) یا عدم انت ...more
Maryam Hosseini
Feb 07, 2015 Maryam Hosseini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
.حـزب به یه چـرخ گوشـت می مـونه
.هــمه ی سـر هـا رو له و لورده می کنـه و ازش یه حـلیـم درسـت میکنـه
!!...برای هــمیـن هـم هـمه شـون از دم کـله خــراب می شـن و کـلـه خــر

...عالیه این کتاب
Mwanamali Mari
No rating.

I read this book in high school. It was a set book. And I hated it. Not because the writing is bad or because I felt it was some kind of political analogy but because it was text book to me. Reading it was a chore I would have preferred not to do. At all. Like ironing clothes or emptying my cat's litter box. Bleurgh!!!

I don't even recall most of it. All I remember was lots of sewage. Lots of opposition. And the groaning drone of my high school English teacher (who didn't like me, btw)
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بسام عبد العزيز
هل الديمقراطية فعلا أفضل الطرق المتاحة للحكم؟ هل الشعب أو الجماهير قادرة على معرفة الصواب و الخطأ بذاتها؟ هل الإجماع حجة على صحة الرأي؟ هل يمكن أن يقف الفرد وحده أمام المجموع و يكون هو المحق و الجميع مخطئ؟

تلك هي الأسئلة التي يطرحها ابسن في مسرحية عدو الشعب.. و كلها أسئلة لا تزال حتى الآن مطروحة للبحث و التفكير

بطل المسرحية رجل لديه مبادئه و أخلاقه و عندما يكتشف قضية فساد يحاول ان يظهرها للناس ليساعدوه في حلها..
البطل يجد مساندة من أصدقائه و من الإعلام و من الناس في البداية.. لكن بريق المال يفسد ا
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عبدالرحمن
Jan 03, 2015 عبدالرحمن rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: henrik-ibsen


إنها إحدى المسرحيات التي تعيش أبد الدهر ، تصلح لكل زمان ومكان. لا صوت للحق إن كان للباطل جنود مجندة يحسبون كل خطوة بالمكاسب والمناصب، والإعلام سيد الموقف يستطيع أن يجعلك البطل القومي أو يجعلك عدو الشعب ، كل الوسائل في يديه ولكن أينما تكون مصلحته الشخصية تكون وجهته

اقتباس: "الدكتور: لا بأس - دعي الكلاب تنبح- ليس هذا أسوأ ما في الأمر ، أسوأه أنه لا يوجد رجل في هذا القطر من طرفه إلى طرفه الآخر إلا وهو عبد حزبه ". أليس هذا هو الحال اليوم يا سادة

وفي النهاية أحب أقول ان هذه الترجمة عبقرية لا تُمَل

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Ramazan yahaghi
نمایشنامه ای بسیار زیبا و خواندنی و الهام بخش است.
Ali
"دشمن مردم" مانیفست ایبسن بر ریاکاری کاسبکارانه و عوام فریبی سیاستمداران ست. "توماس استوکمان"، پزشکی ایده آلیست در نظر دارد از طریق شورای شهر، به وضع آلودگی آب آشامیدنی به فاضل آب، جلوگیری کند. فکر او با مخالفت شورای شهر و برادرش "پیتر استوکمان" که شهردار شهر است، روبرو می شود. آنها قصد دارند از طریق حمام های شهر و جلب توریست، به درآمدی بالا برسند که وضع اقتصادی شهر را از هر نظر روبراه می کند. دکتر به بهداشت و سلامت شهروندان می اندیشد و شهردار و شورای شهر می دانند که با تعطیل شدن موقت چشمه های آ ...more
Sookie
Jul 04, 2016 Sookie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: translated, plays, 2016
Dr. Thomas Stockmann is a template for those who stand up against the system - alone, ruthless and with absolute morality.

A society and the people who sit in its helm (corporate heads, government, politicians etc) get into a relationship that looks for immediate contentment and superficial sense of accomplishment. We see this mentality when religion, power hungry, propaganda or downright stupidity get involved and pushes science, morals, goodwill, innovation, development, logic away from the pu
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Stephen
Nov 29, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: drama-on-stage
Here's my review from two years ago which makes me cringe: "Read this in high school. Think it was the Arthur Miller "translation." [Our teacher told us Miller did not read Norwegian, but got someone who did to do a literal translation which he then edited] In any case I don't remember the dramaturgy or the language, only the theme: the conflict between public health and making money in business. The latter should not be mistaken for "economic development." The latter term, as used by certain ec ...more
Lyn
May 17, 2013 Lyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honesty and integrity are all fine and good until somebody’s wallet gets hurt.

So says Henrik Ibsen in his masterful drama An Enemy of the People. First published in 1882, the drama describes a small town in Norway that has become successful as a hot springs spa resort catering to the needs of the unhealthy. Dr. Stockmann, once a proud and enthusiastic proponent of the spas, had a bad feeling about the purity of the water and did some testing. The results of the tests showed severe contamination
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Laura
In response to the poor reception of his play "Ghosts," Ibsen wrote "An Enemy of the People." Dr. Stockmann discovers that the Municipal Baths in his hometown are contaminated, and believes he is doing good for the community. He is declared an enemy of the people when he addresses the ignorant and powerful majority. At this point, Dr. Stockmann discovers a far more serious problem.
Morgan
Apr 07, 2017 Morgan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the Arthur Miller version of this play. Not one of my favorites. I liked the dialogue, but I wasn't a fan of the characters this time. For some reason I couldn't get into this play. Not sure if Miller adapted it wrong or maybe it was just the plot. I wonder if the other versions are the same as this one or not?
Marco Tamborrino
"STOCKMANN: Niente paura, li farò subito, i nomi. Perché è proprio questa la mia scoperta, la mia grande scoperta di ieri. (con un tono di voce più alto) Il più pericoloso nemico della verità e della libertà, fra noi, è, se proprio volete saperlo, sì, è la maggioranza, la solida e compatta maggioranza, la maledetta maggioranza democratica. Sì proprio lei, nessun altro che lei! Sappiatelo!"

Sono pochi i testi teatrali che possono vantarsi di una potenza linguistica e ideologica come questo dramma
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Kim
Nov 08, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anyone sick of party politics would probably like this book, as there are some fantastic quotes inside against them.

Personally I don't think it was one of the best of Ibsen's work, although looking at it form the viewpoint of the play being a rebuttal to the outrage over his play "Ghosts" makes it pretty funny. It is definitely one of his simpler plays, with one main story and nothing really winding off of it.

I'm not so fond of the characters, like Petra and Mrs. Stockmann, who seemed to bend to
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Hamid Hasanzadeh
دکتر : اکثریت هیچوقت حق ندارد- می گویم هیچوقت! این یکی از آن دروغ هایی است که افراد آزادفکر و فهیم باید با آن مبارزه کنند.اکثریت افراد یک کشور کی ها هستند؟ مردم هوشیارند یا جماعت کودن؟ تصور نمی کنم شکی داشته باشید که فعلا در سراسر جهان، اکثریت، اکثریت مطلق دائم التزاید، با مردم کودن و کم فهم است!
شما نمی توانید مدعی شوید که حکومت جماعت کودن بر اقلیت فهیم حق است! (غوغا و فریاد جماعت) آه، بله! می دانم که شما می توانید دهان مرا ببندید.ولی نمی توانید جوابی به من بدهید! بدبختانه اکثریت زور دارد، اما
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☯Emily continues to protest
Dr. Stockmann is a naive doctor and scientist. He has discovered why visitors are getting sick when they come to the town's baths. The water is contaminated. He determines to tell the town. However, his brother, the mayor, does not want this broadcasted and is determined to stop the doctor's announcement of this problem. The mayor appeals to the economic welfare of the people which, as you can guess, is successful. The people of the town do not want to hear about the problem if it requires payin ...more
Luis
Sep 22, 2015 Luis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play
Un análisis revela al doctor Stockmann que las aguas del balneario del pueblo están severamente contaminadas, hasta el punto de que no se puede garantizar su inocuidad. Tras hablar con distintos agentes sociales y descubrir que cambiar la red de tuberías podría llevar el desmantelamiento del balneario que es un motor económico del pueblo, Stockmann irá más allá del problema de las aguas para descubrir quién manda de verdad en una sociedad democrática. Su denuncia le convertirá, para la mayoría, ...more
Arta Barzanji
Jul 29, 2016 Arta Barzanji rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theater
نمایشنامه ی دشمن مردم دست روی مسائلی که از حیاتی ترین و مهمترین مسائل زمانه ی ما است می گذارد. اینکه اکثریت بی سواد و عامی جامعه توسط رسانه ی ها ودولتمردان فاسد کنترل شده و جهت می گیرند، این که مردم عامیِ بی سواد قدرت تفکر حقیقی ندارند و در نتیجه توده ها صرفا توهم تصمیم های خودجوش و خودآگاه را دارند، در حقیقت تصمیمات آن ها تحت تاثیر جهت های داده شده توسط رسانه هاست. مسئله ای که در طول تاریخ ، در انقلاب های متعدد بارها ثابت شده است؛ مردمی که بدون سواد سیاسی و اجتماعی، تحت تاثیر هیجانات جمعی و خط ...more
Matt Luedke
Jul 01, 2012 Matt Luedke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read a translation by Arthur Miller, and though it goes by pretty quickly it sticks with you for a long time. It has a touch of humor, but is a mostly serious look at how the truth, especially when it comes to environmental issues, can sometimes be in no one's political favor. "Inconvenient," if you will.

This was written in 1882, 70 years before choloroflourocarbons started messing with the ozone layer, 100 years before climate change was starting to be taken seriously-- then dropped because o
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Lisa
Aug 27, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
I'm at once reminded of my college studies in epidemiology, where John Snow discovered the source of cholera being contaminated waters. I wanted to scream at the people to listen to the doctor. He knows what he's talking about.

And how true it is that just because the masses agree on something, doesn't make it right.............there are definitely more idiots in this world than intelligent people. Or maybe there are a few more intelligent people, but they choose to act like idiots for reasons o
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Dora Okeyo
May 09, 2012 Dora Okeyo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a course text for high school students in Kenya now- and I often heard my Mom make references to it and the main character Dr. Stockmann, plenty of times.
When I started reading it- the pace and also the concern of the characters got me thinking and asking the same questions that he does- 'if something is wrong, should I keep murm about it, all because a bunch of people benefit from it-in the name of society or community well being?'
This is the first book I have read written by Henri
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Khaled Al-Bahnsawy
Feb 13, 2014 Khaled Al-Bahnsawy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: henrik-ibsen

فى ثالث تجاربي مع هنريك ابسن
لا أجد نفسي الا مدفوعا للتصفيق على روعة وعبقرية الطرح الذى اتفق معه تماما
والخصه فى جملة واحدة
اخطر اعداء الحق والحرية هما الغالبية المتراصة الملعونه ،لا يكون الحق فى جانب الغالبية بتاتا

الغالبية دائما ما تتكون من الدهماء والحمقي فلا ديمقراطية بحكم الغوغاء كما اعميي عقول الكثيرين على مدار السنين وفى ثورات الخريف العربي خير مثال ودليل حينما ترك للدهماء الحق فاتوا بارهابين على رؤساء الدول ودمروا بلادهم لغير رجعة
الدميقراطيه التى تجعل اثنان من الجهله يتحكمون فى العاقل فل
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Karim Bazan
Apr 25, 2015 Karim Bazan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
أول قراءة لي لهنريك ابسن....
اعتقد ان هذا العمل الادبي من افضل لاعمال التي قرأتها حتى الآن في هذا العام ....تبرز لنا هذه المسرحية كيف أن الحق قد يضيع بسبب حُمق العامة
فعندما يجتمع جشع اصحاب السلطة و النفوذ و المال و مباركة وسائل الاعلام فانه من الصعب على العامة تبّين الحقائق و نصر الحق
للاسف عند قارءتي لهذه المسرحية تمثل أمامي حال المجتمع المصري الآن

Hestia Sky
Sep 28, 2015 Hestia Sky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hestia by: school
Read for class, so no review. But, this book has constantly been on my mind so I changed the rating to 5 stars.
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Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama." Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.

His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu
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