he believes in being true to himself in how he acts and what he writes, he belies in fighting for whats right. he was a humanist.=
What does he value? What does he criticise?
he criticizes the common saying the majority is always right, as he believes in the minority being a right.
the accursed thing about small surroundings make the soul small. i think this means that if the people and world around you are close minded and similar, you would come to think the same and it would stifle your individuality.
Was Ibsen a product of, or ahead of, his times?
ahead of his times, he speaks of exceedingly controversial opinions for his times.