The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt provide us an opportunity for katharsis, "coming clean", because it forces people to come face to face with current issues. The play displayed examples of characters who have come cleaned such as Talbot. He admitted that he was raped by an older priest and that he was not the one who stole the silverware. This, in turn, made Michaud realize the true evils of society. Sarah Bernhardt was not fully aware of the social issues she was trying to display through theater, but she soon realized it when she visited the factory and Leo perished. Though people today, like myself, disagree with child labor, it allowed us to see how different it was back then.