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Our Town

Our Town


by Thornton Wilder

Our Town Visions of America 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.

Quote #4

DR. GIBBS: Pair of twins over to Mrs. Goruslawski’s. HOWIE NEWSOME: Twins, eh? This town’s getting’ bigger every year. (I.84-5)

The town population is so small that even two more people represent a significant increase.

Quote #5

Bessie’s all mixed up about the route ever since the Lockharts stopped takin’ their quart of milk every day. She wants to leave ‘em a quart just the same – keeps scolding me the hull trip. (I.91)

Just like the cow is accustomed to her route, the small town is accustomed to its habits.

Quote #6

I don’t see how Rebecca comes to have so much money. She has more’n a dollar. (I.143)

During this time period, a dollar is a respectable amount of money.

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