What struggles and achievments of women does Churchill explore in Top Girls?

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Despite the many problems that the main characters have, both the contemporary characters and the historical ones, there are also many achievements celebrated in this play. One point Churchill seems to be trying to make is that for a woman to achieve power or recognition in the world, sacrifices must be made and great pain endured. So, for Joan to become Pope, her identity as a woman must be concealed and, once discovered when she gives birth in the street, she is stoned to death. The high-powered "head hunter" Joyce has a powerful job and plenty of money, but an unfulfilling personal life: she gave up her daughter Angie to her sister, and the two siblings' relationship is strained. The achievement of success is bought for a dear price.

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