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?
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
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
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?