| Quote #10
Very ordinary town, if you ask me. Little better behaved than most. Probably a lot duller. But our young people here seem to like it well enough. Ninety per cent of ‘em graduating from high school settle down right here to live – even when they’ve been away to college (I.227-8)
Grover’s Corners is an insular town that retains its population.
| Quote #11
We’ve got one or two town drunks, but they’re always having remorses every time an evangelist comes to town. No, ma’am, I’d say likker ain’t a regular thing in the home here, except in the medicine chest. Right good for snake bite, y’know – always was. (I.231)
Mr. Webb describes Grover’s Corners has a town with high scruples and low alcohol consumption rates.
| Quote #12
BELLIGERENT MAN: Is there no one in town aware of social injustice and industrial inequality?
Mr. Webb might not have discussed imperfection in the town if not for this man’s question.