Ibsen, considered to be the father of modern drama, was a Norwegian playwright. He is responsible for "realistic drama". During the Victorian era Ibsen's writings were considered scandalous. In An Enemy of the People Dr Thomas Stockmann is in charge of inspecting the public bathes. The bathes generate income his town requires. When Stockmann insists on making the contamination of the water public knowledge he is a branded an enemy of the people. Stockmann was the voice for Ibsen's views on public responsibility.