The play, specifically the second half, provides an great opportunity for katharsis. The weight of the ethical problems that presented in the play are truly revealed in the second half, when Tobalt's younger brother dies in the factory and Tobalt admit his history of sexual abuse. Michaud felt the burden of all the other characters and underwent a visible transformation. The feelings that the audience experiences are embodied through Michaud, as he struggles with how to deal with all the sadness and problems he sees.
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