Vulnerability is something that this play valued. Its humanity and the struggles that we go through that this play brought to light. I have no idea what it would be like to live during the industrial revolution, as a poor person, in Quebec, but that doesn't mean that I don't have a fundamental understanding of what it means to struggle and be human. The issue of the rape by the priest is one that I cannot fathom the pain of. I have a friend who has undergone a similar horrific experience that has left her wondering who she is and how to act. In speaking to my friends about the issue afterwards, it became clear what a taboo subject matter it is and it saddened me. It is a real, prevalent issue, across time periods, and still, it is hush hush because of the implications.
This comes back to the conversations that were opened up to my friends and I. In a situation where we'd never discuss the issues presented in the play, we were suddenly exposed and available to talk about the tough situations acted out. I think, because none of the play's material is immediately real to any of us, we were able to openly discuss the implications and the problems associated with it. None of us had to be the brave soul to bring up an issue as heavy as those presented. Instead, The Divine made it easier.