- 1 What is the significance of Simon Stimson’s epitaph?
- 2 How did Simon Stimson die?
- 3 Who kills themselves in our town?
- 4 Who is Simon Stimson in our town?
- 5 What did Emily say about life in our town?
- 6 Why does Emily die in our town?
- 7 Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?
- 8 How old are George and Emily in Our Town?
- 9 Does George die in our town?
- 10 What does Emily realize when she relives a day from her life?
- 11 Why is there no scenery in our town?
- 12 How old is Rebecca in our town?
- 13 What is the moral of our town?
- 14 Why is Simon drunk in our town?
- 15 What do the townspeople have to say about Simon Stimson?
What is the significance of Simon Stimson’s epitaph?
Meanwhile, Joe wonders if the dead chose the verses which appear on the tombstones. He reads Simon Stimson’s epitaph and recalls that Simon committed suicide. The epitaph is only a few notes of music which Simon chose before taking his life. Sam asks about Emily’s death and learns that she died during childbirth.
How did Simon Stimson die?
Simon Stimson Mr. Stimson appears in the group of dead souls in Act III, having committed suicide by hanging himself in his attic.
Who kills themselves in our town?
Webb greets him, but Simon just looks at him and moves on. We next encounter Simon in the cemetery. He committed suicide by hanging himself. He tells Emily that people are blind and ignorant when they’re alive.
Who is Simon Stimson in our town?
Simon, the town drunk and choir director, is the sore thumb that sticks out in Our Town’s perfect tableau of small town life. His drinking problem is by far the most serious problem we see in Grover’s Corners, yet none of the townspeople makes an effort to reach out to him.
What did Emily say about life in our town?
“Live people don’t understand,” Emily says. Sitting with the dead, now one of them herself, Emily remarks how distant she feels from the living. Even so, Emily says, she still feels like one of the living, and against the advice of the other dead souls, she decides to go back and relive one happy day from her life.
Why does Emily die in our town?
Emily has died from giving birth to her second child. She goes to the cemetery plot where her body will rest. Emily sits next to Mrs. Gibbs.
Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?
Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it –every,every minute? Stage Manager: No. (pause) The saints and poets, maybe they do some. Emily: I’m ready to go back.”
How old are George and Emily in Our Town?
Goes from age 16 to 20, (and is 32 in the final act appearance). It is a 16 of 1901 which is a sincere and naïve age. He is an idealist and a romantic. The love story with him and Emily is the spine of the action of the play.
Does George die in our town?
That’s what I think. If Emily displays an awareness—even if only after death—of the transience of human existence, George Gibbs lives his life in the dark. The revelation of Emily’s death at the start of Act III draws attention to the thematic significance of George’s life.
What does Emily realize when she relives a day from her life?
Emily realizes that living people don’t really understand what’s important or appreciate life. Emily figures out that she can go back and relive moments of her life if she wants, but Mrs. Gibbs warns her not to.
Why is there no scenery in our town?
Our Town has little scenery because the author wanted it to seem as if it could take place in any town. Wilder also did not want the play to seem too
How old is Rebecca in our town?
Rebecca Gibbs – young girl age 11 to 13. Has a strong sense of energy and wonder about the world. Amazed at the stars and the earth’s place in the galaxy.
What is the moral of our town?
Our Town closes with its most important and most universal moral, death; more specifically, the lack of appreciation most people have for life before death. Or, as Mrs. Gibbs puts it, “no dear. People will never stop fearing death, and will always need reminders to cherish their lives.
Why is Simon drunk in our town?
As Dr. Gibbs suggests, his drinking is likely the result of his lack of creative stimulation and his boredom with life in a small town. Earlier in Act I Mrs. Gibbs alludes to Simon Stimson’s “problems” and we learn that his drinking has gone on for years and has recently appeared to get worse.
What do the townspeople have to say about Simon Stimson?
Why do the townspeople say that he has this problem? Simon Stimson has a drinking problem. The townspeople say he has a problem because he had been through troubles they all were aware of.