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An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People


by Henrik Ibsen

An Enemy of the People Politics Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue. We used R. Farquharson Sharp's translation.

Quote #10

Dr. Stockmann: "A party is like a sausage machine; it mashes up all sorts of heads together into the same mincemeat--fatheads and blockheads, all in one mash!" (5.76)

The Doctor seems to have no respect for any political party at all by this point in the play. To him, any large group that unites to form ideas is inevitably full of lies. The only real truths are to be found with individuals.

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