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Our Town

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

Analysis: Narrator Point of View

Who is the narrator, can she or he read minds, and, more importantly, can we trust her or him?

Third Person (Omniscient)

The Stage Manager functions as the narrator of the play and our tour guide throughout Grover’s Corners, selecting what the audience members (and readers) get to see. The Stage Manager uses his power to ask characters to leave the stage, to actually enter the scene himself, and to pose questions that help us interpret the play.

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