The central issue that was being shown in the play was the dichotomy of wealth vs. poverty, especially in displaying the harsh reality of poverty. Based from history, I know that the clergy was highly revered and taken very seriously at the time. I also learned about some of the cruelty that is associated with being poor at the time, especially with the occupation of factory workers. There were extremely long hours, poor working conditions, several work-related incidents that took place, and forced child labor. However, it was quite intriguing seeing a visual perspective of the subject in the play. However, I was surprised to see that the clergy had so much power, they are able to conceal their corruption and mostly get away with it. Although times have changed, there is a lesson to be learned in the abuse of power. This can be applied to anyone in a position of leadership, such as a president. It is important to learn about this to avoid history repeating itself.