In Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, what is the stepdaughter’s attitude towards the father?

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In Six Characters in Search of an Author, Pirandello portrays a problematic relationship between the Father and his Stepdaughter. The play hinges around the Stepdaughter's accusations of having been sexually molested by the Father. As evidence of this, she cites their meeting at Madame Pace's brothel. She claims that the Father had recognized her immediately and wanted to have sex with her. On the contrary, he states that he did not recongnize her and did not want the sexual intercourse. Both the Father and the Stepdaughter are willing to represent the scene because each is persuaded that the representation will make it clear whose version is the true one.

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