Our Town Themes

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The Little Things in Life In life, everyone wishes to have a simple life neglecting the fact that it is truly impossible for nothing interesting to happen in day-to-day life. Everyone experiences struggles and happiness within their day. In the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder the theme that simplistic events turn out to be the most memorable is stressed extravagantly. Little things such as hearing the train when helping a friend, birthdays, and a family member sacrificing something may go along way regardless of how small it may seem at the time. Sounds bring back memories just as smells or how things appear do as well. George, a character in the play had asks Emily, his neighbor, for help with his homework in Act 1. Emily gladly obliged to help George with his math. “My, isn 't the moonlight terrible and choir practice is going on… I think if you hold your breath you can hear the train all the way to Contoocock. Hear it?” (33) Personally, a song can bring back an abundance of memories and, the sound of train brings Emily back to helping George on a calm night. This simple gesture and the facile noise was a great memory to look back on while it meant a lot even with the little attribute it made. Similar to this, Emily’s childhood birthday is a fantastic example of great things that are taken for…show more content…
In the play Our Town by Thorton Wilder the theme that simplistic events turn out to be the most memorable is stress extravagantly. Throughout the drama, many themes are portrayed. Although, I believe the most prominent theme is being more appreciative to the small moments in life rather than just the life-altering ones. Little things such as hearing a train, as helping a friend, birthdays, and a family member sacrificing may go a long way regardless of how small it may seem in the moment. The theme of the story truly proves that the little things in life should be much more appreciated, day-to-day life can never be boring as something positive is always on

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