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According to the play Our Town, what does the "American Dream" consist of? Give at least one direct quote.

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In Our Town, the American Dream is achieved through small-town normalcy, ordinary stability, and savoring the small moments in life. As Mrs. Gibbs says,

. . . choose an unimportant day. Choose the least important day in your life. It will be important enough.

Our Town is a celebration of small-town normalcy in Grover's Corners, in a white America settled by pilgrims. It is a hymn to places where dogs can sleep all day in...

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