Gibbs about the living people (84), as if in confirmation of Stage Manager, who had previously said the following about the dead: “Some of the things they’re going to say maybe’ll hurt your feelings – but that’s the way it is…all those terribly important things kind of grow pale around here” (82).
It is shown particularly clear, when in the third act, Emily Webb asks Stage Manager to allow her to live a day in her life over again.
This time, not only does Emily live this day, but she also witnesses her life as the audience, empathizes, and criticizes it (Wilder 91-100).
He seeks to create a panoramic image of time, in which the past, the present, and the future exist simultaneously, to show how illusive one’s notions about segmenting time are.
In the play, much attention is paid to the specific features of the town, its location, historical time, and the details of its daily life.