As Sarah says herself in the play, theatre is a medium of social expression. It is a way for messages about societal issues to be communicated to large groups of people through methods that might reach to them on a deeper emotional level of understanding. In the play, we are able to achieve katharsis through the way it forces us to examine the less-than-noble qualities about humanity. It forces us to consider the children who are being over-worked in factories in a different country somewhere, and it forces us to consider the social problems that we face this day that can be related back to the problems that happened in the play. Even without thinking about the deeper meaning from the play that can be applied to society, the story leaves the audience to consider it on a surface-level as well. How would we react to the situations in the characters' shoes? How did each character and plot make us feel? The emotional experience is like none other in how we are able to immerse ourselves in another world and become attached to it.