Our Town | Study Guide

Thornton Wilder

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Our Town | Character Map

Stage Manager Omniscient, plain-spoken narrator; also plays an old woman, druggist, and minister Emily Webb Gibbs Intelligent young woman; dies in childbirth Grants a final day of life Comments on most significant days in life Shares details of life and death Presents as voice of town Reveals as dark side of small-town life Points to insights about death Prepares grave Scolds for wanting to live Spouses Mr. Webb Editor of town's newspaper Dr. Gibbs Small-town doctor Simon Stimson Troubled church organist; commits suicide Father Father Joe Stoddard Town undertaker George Gibbs Young man; becomes a farmer
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