Study Guide to Our Town and Other Works by Thornton Wilder

Study Guide to Our Town and Other Works by Thornton Wilder

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Thornton Wilder, recognized as one of America's most respected contemporary writers. Titles in this study guide include The Cabala, The Bridge Of San Luis Rey, Heaven's My Destination, Our Town, and The Skin of Our Teeth.

As a collection of twentieth-century literature, Wilder's work was influenced by his religious background, his love of classicism, and his worldwide travels. Moreover, many of his stories explored humanist themes and biblical motifs and allusions. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Wilder's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645425069
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 1,006,268
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Intelligent Education is a learning company with a mission to publish accessible resources and digital tools to educate the world. Their mission drives every project, from publishing books to designing software and online courses, film projects, mobile apps, VR/AR learning tools and more. IE builds tools to empower people who love to learn. Intelligent Education offers courses in science, mathematics, the arts, humanities, history and language arts taught by leading university professors from Wake Forest University, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, and other great schools. The learning platform features 3D models and 360 media paired with instructional videos for on-screen and Mixed Reality interaction that increases student engagement and improves retention. The IE team is geographically located across the United States and is a division of Academic Influence. Learn more at

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Introduction to Thornton Wilder 1 2) Introduction to The Cabala 10 3) Plot Analysis 12 4) Character Analyses 18 5) Essay Questions and Answers 27 6) Introduction to The Bridge of San Luis Rey 30 7) Plot Analysis 33 8) Character Analyses 39 9) Essay Questions and Answers 48 10) Introduction to Heaven's My Destination 52 11) Plot Analysis 54 12) Character Analyses 60 13) Essay Questions and Answers 70 14) Introduction to Our Town 73 15) Plot Analysis 96 16) Character Analyses 110 17) Essay Questions and Answers 127 18) Introduction to The Skin of Our Teeth 134 19) Introduction to The Characters 136 20) Plot Analysis 138 21) Character Analyses 145 22) Essay Questions and Answers 147 23) Critical Opinion 149 24) Suggested Research Paper Topics 153 25) Bibliography 156

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