After analyzing The Divine performance, I realized that there are a lot things that happen in today's society that are controversial, just like the arrival of Sarah Berndhart in the play. The central issue was the clash between religion and theatre and the search for the truth. The performance made me realize that you can't derive knowledge from only one source. For instance, Talbot arrives at the seminary to become a priest, but he still questions the world beyond his own life. He's a very mysterious character and he's suffered a lot of hardships growing up poor. I can relate to Talbot in a way because one of my really close friends was poor when we were growing up. Her dad had left and her mother was working multiple jobs to take care of her and her brother. Due to her rough upbringing, she always tried to rebel and do bad things even when her mother worked so hard to be able to pay for her college. In the play, Talbot gets caught stealing and almost blows his chances at the seminary, which his mother has worked so hard to get him in to. Finally, I think that The Divine does provide an opportunity for katharsis because it allows us, as the audience, to look at our values and what is important to us. The fight between the church and the theatre occurs because the play Sarah Bernhardt is performing in "sings the praises of adulterous love" and "ridicules a man of the cloth." This conflict makes you think about whether or not you think it's appropriate for works of art to go against religion or things that you believe in. It makes you question if it's okay to compete with certain values for the sake of entertainment.