She seemed to have emerged from the emotionally “wet” standard she held in her marriage and time with Jimmy. This claiming of emotional identity is a critical component in Feminism, for it breaks free from patriarchal and “accepted” notions of identity in place of a free and lasting one created by self. I think this represents a very strong element of Feminism. If Alison’s emotional catharsis is evident, to a lesser extent, Helena undergoes a similar evolution.Helena schemed to usurp Aliison’s role at the at the start of the third act, she has assumed this function in Jimmy’s life. Her lack of solidarity to a fellow woman, Allison, is about as anti- feminist as one can get. Yet, she does atone for this in her understanding that what she did was wrong and that she should leave in Act III.
This solidarity shown to Allison, a fellow woman, represents the Feminist desire to create community and strength with one another, as opposed to being divided by the larger social order.