The Question and Answer section for Our Town is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The stage manager is a character. He sets the stage, introduces the other characters, and provides us with important background information.
Act III is significant because the circle of life is completed with the advent of Emily's death, and the birth of her child.
Emily's speech was about the Louisiana Purchase.
EMILY: Mama, I made a speech in class today and I was very good.
MRS. WEBB: You must recite it to your father at supper. What was It about?
EMILY: The Louisiana Purchase. It was like silk off a spool....