Vivian’s character is written well. She is strong, almost to a fault; but incidentally she is debilitated with a disease the makes it difficult to keep up such a brave persona. She is essentially alone, finding comfort only in the words of her long time friend John Donne. One scene that really made me enjoy this play was the one where we flashback to Vivian’s past. It is her fifth birthday and she discovers the magic that books potentially possess. Though this scene is very brief it captures a moment that I believe anyone can relate to. A scene in which the audience can relate and see a softer side of Vivian exposes her humanity, something I believe Vivian struggles to see in the world, making her world of Donne more tolerable.