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The play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of their collage years, through militant feminism and, eventually, back to the materialism which they had sought to reject in the first place. Heidis own path to maturity involves an affair with glib, arrogant scoop Rosenbaum, a womanizing lawyer/publisher who eventually marries for money and position; a deeper but even more troubling relationship with a charming witty young paediatrician, Peter Patrone, who turns out to be gay; and increasingly disturbing contacts with the other woman, now much changed, who were apart of her childhood and collage years. Eventually Heidi comes to accept the fact that liberation can be achieved only if one is true to oneself, with goals that come out of need rather than circumstance. As the play ends she is still alone but, having adopted an orphaned baby, it is clear she had begun to find a sense of fulfilment and continuity which may well to continue to elude the others of her anxious, self-centred generation.
SIGNIFIGANCE OF THE SCENE
Act 1, scene 3 takes place in the 1970s it is a group of woman that have come together to talk about feminism and what they are doing for themselves to look at womans legal issues and rights. This scene holds great significance for Heidi as although she isnt a main character in this part the whole play is based around her journey and looking at feminism. Fran confronts Heidi and makes her think seriously about how her desires and dreams are just as important and realistic as those of the men in her life. From this scene Heidi takes away her new look and hopes to for fill her dream of starting a family and having a kid and changing the world through art.