What is a thematic statement that can be applied to this play?
Although there are several possible themes in this play, one such statement might be Greed can turn a virtuous person into an amoral one, eventually eating away their humanity. The character that most obviously represents this is Regina. Although she appears to be a caring mother at the beginning, by the end of the play she is wheeling and dealing in her own husband's murder, simply for more money. She does achieve her goal, inheriting millions and escaping the South to the swinging social life of Chicago and Paris, but she goes alone, having lost her relationship...
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