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People Do Not Appreciate the Little Things in Life in Our Town by Thornton Wilder

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The theme of Our Town is that people do not truly appreciate the little things in daily life. This theme is displayed throughout the entire play. It starts in the beginning with everybody just going through their daily life, occasionally just brushing stuff off or entirely not doing or appreciating most things. But as you progress through the story you begin to notice and squander on the thought that the people in the play do not care enough about what is truly important. By the end of this play you realize that almost everybody does not care enough for the little things as they should, instead they only worry about the future, incessantly worrying about things to come.
One of the first examples to see of this is when we see Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. Webb, and Mrs. Soames gossiping about Simon Stimson’s drinking problem. In this case they waste their time worrying and talking about a problem of someone elses, when instead they could be at home with the ones they love. Not just that but it seems when most of the people reference Mr. Stimson, it is to his drinking problem rather than his...

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  • Analyzes how the theme of our town is that people don't truly appreciate the little things in daily life. as you progress through the story, you begin to notice and squander on the thought that the people in the play do not care enough about what is truly important.
  • Analyzes how gibbs, webb, and soames waste their time worrying about simon stimson's drinking problem when instead they could be at home with the ones they love.
  • Opines that people don't appreciate the little things in life when they worry too much over small things instead of relaxing a little and enjoying them.
  • Analyzes how many individuals waste their precious time on focusing too much of their life on sports, like george, who quit baseball to marry emily.
  • Explains that superstitions are an important factor in some people's lives, but they don't mean much if you don’t worry too much about small insignificant things.
  • Analyzes how emily's death shows the main difference between the thoughts of those who are living and the others that are dead.
  • Opines that worrying is part of life that is important at the right times, but at other times it's better to just not worry.
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