by Thornton Wilder
Our Town Technology and Modernization Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Act.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.
You know, Frank, Mrs. Fairchild always locks her front door every night. All those people up that part of town do. (I.408)
Mrs. Gibbs lives in a part of town where no one locks their doors.
Blowing out the lamp.
They’re all getting citified, that’s the trouble with them. They haven’t got nothing fit to burgle and everybody knows it. (I.399-400)
Doc Gibbs thinks that people are unnecessarily adjusting their lifestyles to a new time. The stage direction suggests that Doc Gibbs wishes to extinguish any notion of urbanization.