Our Town Journal. Please chose my town as the United Arab Emirates.

Jun 16th, 2015
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(10 points)


Please chose my town as the United Arab Emirates. 

1.  Our Town is a play that sparks feelings of nostalgia in many readers and viewers. This nostalgia can be largely attributed to Thornton Wilder’s depiction of the town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, as a simple yet charming place to live. Think about a place where you have lived or where you have spent a fair amount of time. What aspects of that place are you nostalgic for? What things (sights, smells, sounds, and/or events) tend to spark these feelings of nostalgia?


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2.  In the last section of Act I of Our Town, the Stage Manager discusses a time capsule that is being placed in the cornerstone of a local building. He mentions several items that are being placed inside the time capsule, including newspapers, the Bible, the Constitution, and the plays of Shakespeare. He also mentions that he wants to put a copy of Our Town in the time capsule, as well. If you were to bury a time capsule tomorrow for people to unearth in a thousand years, what items would you include? List at least three items and provide your reasons for their inclusion.


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3.  During the wedding scene in Act II, the choir sings “Blessed Be the Tie That Binds.” Read this excerpt, which is the first three verses of the hymn:

Blessed be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one
Our comforts and our cares.

We share each other’s woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

Analyze each verse and describe why this hymn is appropriate for inclusion in a wedding ceremony.

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4.  Do you agree with the message in Thornton Wilder’s play that most people do not appreciate the beauty and wonder that exist in everyday life? Why or why not?


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