Our Town Symbols & Objects

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Beans

Beans are grown and canned by Mrs. Webb in the play. Her preserving of beans for the winter is an excuse for Mrs. Gibbs to come over and help. They talk about life, while Mrs. Gibbs extends a helping hand out of friendship.

Homework

Homework is done by the children, including George and Emily. George struggles with his homework, so Emily agrees to help him. This leads to Emily liking George, causing her to ask her mother if she is pretty.

Ice Cream Soda

Ice cream sodas are purchased by George for himself and Emily the day they win their student government elections. George purchases them in celebration and in thanks to Emily, who has reminded him that he is becoming too self-absorbed because of his athletic fame.

Postcard Album

George buys Emily a postcard album for her twelfth birthday. Emily remembers receiving it after she...

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