Our Town 2 - For centuries people have been afraid of change and the world outside their town They do not take the greater chances at success in

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For centuries people have been afraid of change and the world outside their town. They do not take the greater chances at success in exchange for the lesser, and perhaps the easier way out. This has led to some of the greatest civilizations in the history of mankind, but has also led to their downfalls. It had been said that in Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town, the characters are closed-minded toward change and that of the outside world. The citizen’s of Grover’s Corners are not open towards change in their own version of a perfect town. This is indirectly stated when Mr.Webb is talking to the Stage Manager, “Politically, we’re eighty-six percent Republicans; six percent Democrats; four percent socialists; rest, indifferent.”(Wilder, 24). The Republican Party seems to go by the saying, if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. With most of the town’s people being Republican, it can be said the town is opposed to change. When the Belligerent Man asks Mr. Webb if anyone in town aware of “social injustice and industrial inequality” and why people do
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Our Town 2 - For centuries people have been afraid of change and the world outside their town They do not take the greater chances at success in

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