Initially, I was bit confused on the true focus of the play. It seemed to be the journey and growth of the two men, Talbot and Michaud. Then, it seemed to be about the struggles of Talbot overcoming his past of molestation and abuse. Yet, it seemed that even still the play had a large role in discussing the outcomes of child labor. However, all of the themes seem to come together around the common understanding of corruption and a real understanding of life as it was during the time of Sarah Bernhardt. It seemed to be a play of realities. The play showed some familiarity to my own life in the way that Michaud was ignorant to the world and its harsh realities. His reaction was to take action against these injustices. Similarly, when I started high school in Ohio, I was exposed to a large variety of people from all demographics, a large portion of those being children of underpaid or unemployed. My perspective changed on the way people live and taught me a valuable lesson of the hard work that is undervalued and some times goes unnoticed by citizens making a higher salary. The fact is that I felt this hard work was met with an injustice of low income and I want to right this wrong.