Our Town Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

What are the titles given to the three acts in this play, and what significance do they have to the plot?

Essay Topic 2

This play takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Thornton Wilder have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 3

Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs are very similar in nature although very different in many other areas. What are some of these intrinsic differences and similarities, and what message(s) was Wilder was trying to send with these two characters?

Essay Topic 4

Describe the different phases of the relationship between Emily and George and how the relationship affects the course of the plot for the other characters around them.

Essay Topic 5

Simon Stimson's foolhardy and selfish nature wreaks havoc throughout the entire play...

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