by Thornton Wilder
Our Town Theme of Religion
We are given the religious demographics of Grover’s Corners: ninety-seven percent of the citizens are Christian. Religiosity plays a minor role in Our Town as the ethical and moral backdrop underlining the way Grover’s Corners citizens live their lives.
Questions About Religion
- If the play didn’t tell us that the vast majority of citizens of Grover’s Corners were Christian, would we have other hints?
- How is the after-life represented?
Chew on This
Despite what the statistics tell us, religion in Our Town is actually deeply ambiguous.