This performance helps me understand what European looks like at the turn of 20th century. During that time, church was still dominating the thoughts of human, and workers in the factory was greatly exploited by their boss. As an international student, I was used to not knowing the society situation after the industrial revolution. I though industrial revolution improve people’s living condition. I never expected that industrial revolution caused social class divided, upper class exploited and depressed lower class. in the show, the boss of the shoe factory stepped on the worker’s hand and force the workers to say their working conditions is good. the fact that industrial revolution would cause so much pain on the society really shocked me. After I saw this performance, I realized that a good government is so important. They create the mini-wage law, allow lowing class family to lead a happy and dignity life and have basic human rights. I realize that society has changed so much since 20century and the world has became a better place to live.