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Our Town

Our Town

by Thornton Wilder

Visions of America Quotes

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Quote #19

There are a hundred and twenty-five horses in Grover’s Corners this minute I’m talking to you. State Inspector was in here yesterday. And now they’re bringing in these auto-mo-biles, the best thing to do is to just stay home. Why, I can remember when a dog could go to sleep all day in the middle of Main Street and nothing come along to disturb him (II.225)

Grover’s Corners is a town of horses and wagons, but recently there have been more and more cars populating the town.

Quote #20

It certainly seems like being away three years you’d get out of touch with things. Maybe letters from Grover’s Corners wouldn’t be so interesting after a while. Grover’s Corners isn’t a very important place when you think of all New Hampshire; but I think it’s a very nice town.(II.241)

Emily worries that George will forget about Grover’s Corners.

Quote #21

The day wouldn’t come when I wouldn’t want to know everything that’s happening here. I know that’s true, Emily. (II.242)

George assures Emily that he will always want to stay in touch with Grover’s Corners.

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