What features distinguish Grover's Corners?
Students should recall some of the information that the Stage Manager, Editor Webb, and Professor Willard provide, but you should encourage them to challenge their perceptions (for example, majority-Protestant, mostly of unspecified European descent, such towns were the cornerstone of New England for centuries); ultimately, they are likely to conclude that Grover's Corners is not a particularly unique or distinguished town, and that that might indeed be the point that Wilder is trying to make.
What is unusual about the Stage Manager's narration?
The Stage Manager invites us to imagine the town even though there is...
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