This is the total number of possible incidents in this 181 page book.
*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.
Author: Thornton Wilder
Key Words: Fiction, Plays, American Literature, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.
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Making Out/Sex - 3 Incidents
"Well, you see, - on her wedding morning a girl's head's apt to be full of ... clothes and one thing and another" (implying more - a father tries explaining to his future son-in-law why his daughter might be acting nervous).
"You know, there's something downright cruel about sending our girls out into marriage this way. I hope some of her girl friends have told her a thing or two. It's cruel, I know, but I couldn't bring myself to say anything" (implying more - thoughts a mother has on her daughter's wedding day).
A groom gets teased by his friends: "Don't look so innocent, you old geezer. We know what you're thinking. Don't disgrace the team, big boy."
Violence - None
Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 1 Incident
Religious Profanities - 3 Incidents
Lord's sakes!, Lord,
Derogatory Terms - 1 Incident
Conversation Topics - 6 Incidents
Mentions a ghost, and in Act III there are dead people observing those who are still alive. They make observations and discuss life and values.
There are a few town drunks mentioned in passing. One, however, is the church choir director, who has fallen on hard times so people are more ready to dismiss his alcoholism. He later commits suicide (he is a minor character).
It mentions that most people in the town don't drink - that alcohol is mostly found in the medicine cabinet.
Evolution reference: "two hundred, three hundred million years old."
A father tells a constable that if he sees his son smoking cigarettes, to talk against it to him.
Mentions in the back of the book that an actress committed suicide.