Appreciating the Little Things in Thorton Wilder´s Our Town

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Have you ever thought that even the littlest things in life can make the biggest difference? One of the themes of Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town is people never fully appreciate the wonders of daily life. People take everything for granted and don’t really realize how the little things in life actually make a huge impact on your life. Wilder shows examples of the little things in life many times in each of the acts throughout the play. Our Town is about a young couple who falls in love and ends up spending their life together. The young couple overlooks the small but important things in life. Throughout Our Town, Wilder informs us about how all people don’t appreciate the little things in life that actually make a huge difference. In Act I of Our Town, Wilder talks about the daily life of the people who live in Grover’s Corners. The people of Grover’s Corners just live their lives like a cycle. They do their daily routines and don’t really pay attention to who is going on around them. At the time of doing their routines they don’t notice how some of the little things make a big difference and don’t appreciate what is going on around them. In the play Our Town, George and Rebecca are talking to each other while looking out at the stars in the night sky. Rebecca was telling George about the letter Jane Crofut received and how the envelope was addressed. It said “Jane Crofut, The Crofut Farm, Grover’s Corners, Sutton County, New Hampshire, United States of

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