Personally, I thought the play did a great job contrasting the social classes at the time period. From the young man escaping poverty through priesthood, the wealthy theater buff studying seminary, and the world renowned actress, all three play distinct roles in both society and the play. The young man, Joseph, represented the oppression faced by the impoverished. He was abused, forced to lie, and treated as nothing. His problems were of little importance as long as they didn't distort the view of the highest priesthood. The theater buff seminarian, Michaud represented the upper middle class as he is entering priesthood by choice and familiar tradition, in contrast to the younger Joseph. Michaud's love for theatrics is frowned upon and stifled. He believes in justice, but this is also stifled. Next, Sarah represents the high class. She wears elegant gowns and hats to prove her worth, and even has the audacity to rip apart the church's control. She, though the most "divine," still manages to believe in justice despite her high status. This depiction of the way the world was in the late 1800s-early 1900s, is both accurate and startling. The play acknowledges the three levels of society and the conflicting powers of the high class and the church. It allows our generation to see the mistreatment, physical abuse, and oppression faced by those in poverty and forces us to fight for justice alongside Michaud and Sarah for individuals like Joseph and his late kid brother Leo.