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What is the definition of a small town Is it where everyone knows your name like the theme song of Cheers or is it where everyone cares about each other and knows whats going on in town Grovers Corner fits the definition of the classic small town back in the early twentieth century Our Town by Thornton Wilder shows that this small town is very close in manor and growth to Asheville North Carolina Grovers Corners as imagined today would have everything in common with Asheville It would consist of one rather large shopping mall This is where all the local teenagers spend their free time even with the lack of money to spend The fact that some students have ambitions like Emily and some really would rather just settle down near their hometown and be a farmer like George In truth today Emily with her drive to learn and be at the top of her class would have gotten her a lot farther in life than it did in the play Emily would have become a surgeon and gone off to school somewhere She would never be able to leave her hometown Emily would move back with her husband and settle down and have those babies just like in the play Grovers Corners which occupied about 3 thousand people at that time would be about the same today as Asheville as the growth rate is very similar Asheville is at about 60000 residents now within the city limits with many more outside in the suburbs The city is not big enough to be called a big city with urban problems and industrial centers but is big enough to where people notice it Life here is simple in that we dont have all of the violence and trouble of big cities Grovers Corners was a place where you didnt have to lock your door at night There was no evidence of crime and if there
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