Our Town Analysis

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Our Town is a play that takes place near the turn of the century in the small rural town of Groverís Corners, New Hampshire. The playwright, Thornton Wilder is trying to convey the importance of the little, often unnoticed things in life. Throughout the first two acts he builds a scenario, which allows the third act to show that we as humans often run through life oblivious to what is actually happening. Wilder attempts …

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…her twelfth birthday after her death. Sorrow and pain are felt during the funeral, and at other times in the graveyard. Happiness is felt at the soda shop when Emily and George first come to realize that they are meant for each other. There are so many underlying actions that support the through-line. Every action in Our Town seems to play an important role of the discovery of new characters, new feelings, and new insights.