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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Simon Stimson Timeline and Summary

  • Simon leads the choir for "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds." He is drunk.
  • Simon stumbles home past the Webb house. Mr. Webb greets him, but Simon just looks at him and moves on.
  • We next encounter Simon in the cemetery. He committed suicide by hanging himself.
  • He tells Emily that people are blind and ignorant when they’re alive.