The Cultural and Intellectual Experience: The play helps me develop a new way of seeing and understanding my culture by showing the difference between how vastly different the rich and poor are. It also showed me how important family and friends are compared to luxious goods such as shoes and silver spoons. Also it helps me understand how valuable it is to work hard for things, even if is something as laborous as working in a shoe factory.
The Emotional Experience: I really felt the experience of the young seminarian Talbot. How his family was considered poor, yet they put all there money together just so he can live the life to become a priest. I relate my life to that because I actually come from a single-parent household with my family's socio-economic status considered "poverty," and the fact that it's me trying to make a life for myself in college. The play gives and opportunity for Katharsis by reminding me of where I come from, and how fortunate I am to be here at such a prestigious university. It re-enforces the mindset of doing as much as I can to excel at this school.