An Enemy of the People
Petra: "Mrs. Busk showed me no less than three letters she received this morning […] declaring […] that my views on various subjects are extremely emancipated […] now that this report about me is being spread, she dare not keep me on any longer." (4.37-43)
Dr. Stockmann: "If I don't come to the rescue of the "People's Messenger,"
[…] you will hunt me down, […] try to throttle me as a dog does a hare."
Hovstad: "It is a natural law; every animal must fight for its own livelihood." (5.238-239)
Dr. Stockmann: "It is the party leaders that must be exterminated. A party leader is like a wolf, you see--like a voracious wolf. He requires a certain number of smaller victims to prey upon every year, if he is to live." (5.279)