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Our Town

Our Town

  

by Thornton Wilder

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George Gibbs

Character Analysis

George is the the son of Doc and Mrs. Gibbs. Evidently a popular boy (he was elected class president), George is an All-American golden boy who gets taken down a few notches by Emily Webb. His acceptance of her criticism and his vow to change speaks to the quality of his character, yet his decision to forgo agriculture school is a bit of a conundrum. Did he really think he didn’t need the schooling? Was he that eager to become a married man? Also, based on how he handles his allowance money, it’s clear he’s not the most financially savvy guy. Don’t know about you, but we’re beginning to see a few chinks of real flaws beneath that golden boy exterior.

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