Spike Heels Themes

Theresa Rebeck
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Power

One of the most important themes of Spike Heels is power. Each of the characters has a form of power and attempts to wield it, with results that are not what the character was hoping for. Andrew's power is as a teacher—he is a college professor, and taking the role of the teacher in his relationships is natural to him—and he uses this power to "mold" Georgie into a different person. Although he wants to feel that he is simply helping her, at one point in the play his true feelings come out: "I made you better than that," he tells Georgie. Edward also has power as a lawyer and as a boss, and he uses it crudely in an attempt to get Georgie to sleep with him. Georgie has little power, she feels, and therefore uses her sexual attractiveness (symbolized by her spike...

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