Why will future civilizations be interested in the time period and Grover's Corners from Our Town by Thornton Wilder?
In a preface to Our Town, Thornton Wilder stated “that since visiting ancient archeological sites in Rome, he often tried to look at the world around him through the eyes of a future civilization.” The Stage Manager reinforces this idea in the play when he mentions that little is known about ancient civilizations.
The Stage Manager says in his monologue halfway through the first act:
‘Babylon once had two million people in it, and all we know about 'em is the names of the kings and some copies of wheat contracts. Yet every night all those families sat down to supper, and the father came home from his work, and the smoke went up the chimney, -- same as here.’
Why do people care about previous civilizations? It is important to study history not just American...
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