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Our Town

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why does Wilder separate the three acts as: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, Death? Why not other options, such as birth, marriage, and death?
  2. What is the role of war in this play? How is war portrayed? Is it essential to the play’s message and story, or would this all still be relevant in peace time?
  3. Why does Wilder follow George and Emily, and not other characters?
  4. Is this a quintessentially American play, or would people from other countries and cultures also appreciate it?

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