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Our Town

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

Religion Quotes

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Quote #1

Religiously, we’re eighty-five per cent Protestants; twelve per cent Catholics; rest, indifferent. (I.225)

Grover’s Corners’ occupants are mostly Christian.

Quote #2

I never told you about that letter Jane Crofut got from her minister when she was sick. He wrote Jane a letter and on the envelope the address was like this: It said: Jane Crofut; The Crofut Farm; Grover’s Corners; Sutton County; New Hampshire; United States of America…Continent of North America; Western Hemisphere; the Earth; the Solar System; the Universe; the mind of God – that’s what it said on the envelope. (I.441-3)

Grover’s Corners is described as being in the "mind of God."

Quote #3

The real hero of this scene isn’t on the stage at all, and you know who that is. It’s like what one of those European fellas said: Every child born into the world is nature’s attempt to make a perfect human being. Well, we’ve seen nature pushing and contriving for some time now. We all know that nature’s interested in quantity; but I think she’s interested in quality, too, - that’s why I’m in the ministry. (II.298)

The passage above is a discussion of nature rather than religion. The implication is that marriage is natural for two people.

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