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In the play Our Town companionship is a frequent theme modeled by its characters Companionship is the act of being there for another person through the good times and the bad Wilder shows this idea of companionship as he writes about husbands and wives friends and neighbors and parents and children Two of the main characters that Wilder chooses to demonstrate the companionship between husband and wife are Dr and Mrs Gibbs On the morning of the wedding of George and Emily the main characters in the play Mrs Gibbs says Yespeople are meant to go through life two by two Taint natural to be lonesome Act II - page 54 Mrs Gibbs is arguing that people need each other and that it is natural for people to want to have relationships with one another On the same morning Dr Gibbs says Well Ma the day has come Youre losin one of your chicks Act II - page 52 As Mrs Gibbs expresses her anxiety Dr Gibbs says I was remembering my wedding day Julia Act II - page 53 and he proceeds to reassure her that Emily and George will be fine just as the two of them were Support in the parenting roles plays a part in companionship and is revealed on the morning of the wedding when Mrs Gibbs says George Youll catch your death of cold and cough all through the service Act II - page 56 Dr Gibbs is then supporting his wife when he tells George George do as your mother tells you Act II - page 56 Companionship between friends and neighbors in this play is apparent to the reader resulting in its title Our Town In a friendly conversation between Mrs Gibbs and Mrs Webb next door neighbors Mrs Gibbs says Now Myrtle Ive got to
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