The Whole Town's Talking Themes & Motifs

Fannie Flagg
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Community

The importance of community is expressed in the way the characters relate to one another. At the very beginning of the novel, community is a very important way in which the original settlers are able to be with one another. They do anything for one another, and it is this precedent that allows this feeling of community to continue for generations.

At the very beginning of the novel, the first example of community coming together is when Lordor has to find a wife for himself. The town is eager to help him and his new wife and are excited to have a new person in the community. They become so involved in this process, it is almost like they are personally finding a wife for themselves. It is at the end of the first section that the epitome of how this community acts is enumerated. When...

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