Emily could be seen as the main character, as during the third act, in which she replaces the Stage Manager as the primary narrator. Emily is elected secretary and treasurer of her class, and marries George right after graduation. Nine years later, she dies in childbirth.
‘Always [has] been” his girl’
‘I can’t look at everything hard enough’
‘Oh, Mama, just look at me one minute as though you really saw me.’
‘Mama, am I good looking?’