Our Town - Act I, Part II Summary & Analysis

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Act I, Part II

The Stage Manager then calls on Editor Webb for a political and economic report. Mr. Webb explains that 86% of the town is Republican, 6% Democrat, 4% socialist, and the rest indifferent. They are a lower-middle class town with a mix of professionals and ten percent illiterate laborers. Religiously, they are 85% Protestant, 12% Catholic, and the rest, indifferent. The Stage Manager opens up to the audience for questions. Ninety per cent of high school graduates, even with college, settle down in Grover’s Corners. A Woman in the Balcony asks if there is much drinking in Grover’s Corners. Mr. Webb explains they have one or two town drunks, and some men get together to have a drink on Saturday nights at Ellery Greenough’s stable, but mostly, alcohol can only be found in the medicine cabinet. A Belligerent Man in the audience asks if...

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