Our Town
Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Life
Spare Props
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Act One
Act Two
Act Three
Characters
Stage Manager
Stage Manager Timeline
Emily Webb
Emily Webb Timeline
George Gibbs
George Gibbs Timeline
Dr. Gibbs
Dr. Gibbs Timeline
Mrs. Gibbs
Mrs. Gibbs Timeline
Mr. Webb
Mr. Webb Timeline
Mrs. Webb
Mrs. Webb Timeline
Simon Stimson
Simon Stimson Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Life, Consciousness, and Existence
Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes
Mortality
Mortality Quotes
Marriage
Marriage Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Visions of America
Visions of America Quotes
Friendship
Friendship Quotes
Gender
Gender Quotes
Choices
Choices Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
Drugs and Alcohol
Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
Technology and Modernization
Technology and Modernization Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Is a Very, Very, Very Fine Town
Is a Very, Very, Very Fine Town Flashcards
Is a Very, Very, Very Fine Town True or False
It Doesn’t Get Wilder Than This
It Doesn’t Get Wilder Than This Flashcards
It Doesn’t Get Wilder Than This True or False
Essay
Our Town
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Travel Brochure
Tombstones and Obituaries
Your Town
Shmoop Amongst Yourselves
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop