Mayor Stockmann had to disregard the reality because of money. Cash played a big role which moved Peter Stockmann to neglect the condition of the Baths therefore ending up in a battle with his brother Doctor Stockmann. Ever since the town added it, much income from the Baths, the Mayor didn’t want to uncover the truth to the public. Mayor Stockmann made the remark. “Of course it will be necessary to raise a municipal loan” (Ibsen 55), this proves that he’s being covetous and implying that at times, its most appropriate to hide the truth because individuals will get annoyed and attempt to repair the problem.
Ibsen's well-intentioned blustery doctor heroically fails. This is partly because the local democratic processes are quite cynical (powerful people prevent him from getting his information to the citizens). Dr. Stockmann also suffers from a professional blindness that keeps him from understanding how anyone could possibly disagree that his scientific "truth" (he uses the world frequently) requires rebuilding the town's waterworks. He is a classic case of virtue-based ethics sacrificing outcome for principle. This play addresses many social issues.
Dr. Stockmann bravely decides to fight but he doesn't realize the weight of the task he is undertaking, His discovery that could lead him to be the hero of the town could as well make him the 'enemy of the people," if he doesn't handle the matter with extra care. Dr. Stockmann originally came up with the plans for the baths. When the Burgomaster and the Town Council became involved, the doctor's plans were not followed and short cuts were taken. In fact, the Burgomaster insisted that the baths and the pipes be placed exactly in their present location. The doctor grew suspicious about problems with the baths when he saw several sick patients.
Maryville resident Bob Pritchard told Knoxville News Sentinel that he “never thought he would feel like a second class citizen for smoking in Tennessee.” When asked his prediction on how the smoking ban would affect the percentage of smokers in Tennessee, he simply responded with “Prohibition didn’t work against alcohol, it won’t work against smoking.” (CITE) Although a lot of actions resulted from the restaurant ban and raised tax rate, much was still to be done. Many businesses, citizens, and local politicians were hesitant to jump on board with the proposals. Lawyers made it very clear that companies would be sued out by tobacco companies if they were to enforce no-smoking laws. The mayor of Farragut backed out of the tobacco ban due to financial concerns and the lack of authority in the small town branched off of Knoxville. “Farragut’s pockets are not deep e... ... middle of paper ... ..., such as “light” or “mild” to describe a tobacco blend.
In Henrik Ibsen’s, An Enemy of the People, Ibsen presents the reader with a town on the brink of disaster. The tragic reality is that there is a cesspool underneath the spa, the town’s main economic asset and tourist attraction. Not only is the cesspool a danger to the economic health of the town, but it is also a danger to the health of the town’s citizens. The disaster the city faces is caused by the citizen’s unwillingness and inability of the city leaders to deal with the tragedy of the cesspool. The primary cause of the disaster the town faces is the spineless citizens.
Its mob psychology, in the story the newspaper editors did support him and so did most of the town up until the mayor got to them and told them that he was bad. The people knew that the baths were no good and contaminated but they were to afraid to voice there opinion in fear that they might be different and consider bad to the town authorities. So mob psychology deals with people who don’t want to stand out in a crowd no matter what is going to happen to them or the town.
Stockmann is finally going to have his say. Regardless of the fact that the paper has rejected to print his article about the Baths, he's called a communal meeting to read his conclusions out loud. Unluckily, the Mayor manipulates the rules of meeting and keeps his brother from reading the destructive information. Dr. Stockmann instead introduces into an angry debate. He now sees that the truth he is trying to uncover goes much deeper than the dirty waters of the Baths or the dishonesty of local politicians.
Money played a big role in which motivated the Mayor to ignore the situation of the Baths and also ending up in a conflict with Doctor Stockmann. Since the town gained it major income from the Baths, the Mayor didn’t want to expose the public of the truth. When he says, “Oh, the public has no need for new ideas. The public gets on best with the good old recognized ideas it already has” (Ibsen, 94), he’s being very greedy and saying that it’s better to hide the truth because the people will get mad and try to fix the problem. However, fixing the problem costs a lot of money and the Mayor’s extremely concerned with money and reputation.
However, the townspeople and Scratchy are disappointed to find him married, unarmed, and unwilling to fight. Before Jack arrived the townspeople were hoping for his arrival to cool off the situation. As one bartender said, "'I wish Jack Potter was back from San Anton', he shot Wilson up once--in the leg--and he would sail in and pull out the kinks in this thing'" (215). This quote and Jack's shamefulness are what leads people into discussions of this story. Jack Potter's marriage was kept secret from any of his friends and family, so his new wife was something unknown to anyone.
With no known political or religious affiliation one can rule out any political or religious motives. With the meticulous planning and months of thought, weapon buying, and scouting one can rule out a spontaneous gambling loss. With a loving girlfriend one can rule out the “cheating spouse” motive. The only thing that makes sense to me personally is that Stephen Paddock was an isolated man who saw the world changing around him and did not like those changes. With the President of the United States changing health care policies, changing taxation laws, with the up rise of blatant racism, protests in the streets, maybe Paddock saw a large shooting as a way to gain attention on problems in society at hand.