Churchill has been writing plays about women since 1950. Her constant concern has been about women and their situations in the society both in the past and the present. She digs up the past to shed light on the present situations of women. In her plays, Churchill emphasizes the helping relationships amongst women. This theme, under the name of sicialist-feminism, has been explored through Top Girls and Cloud Nine. Fen written in 1983 centers on Fenland in east Anglian farm in England. In 1630 Fen has been turned into a dry and fertile land after the forceful draining of the area. In this land, women has been toiling in the field packing onions, sorting out stones, and digging potatoes. Their work has repeated itself till it is imbedded in as a daily part of the human activities. Both a field supervisor Tewson and a Japaness businessman represent as the embodiment of the conventional tradition and capitalism. Under the surveillance the women workers perform disciplined manual labor in the field even when it is icy cold. Naturally Fenwomen--Val, Angela, Nell, and Shirley--despair at the situation; they long for an exit through romance, song and drink. They also resist against the oppression. In this respect, Nell becomes an advocate for other fellow workers by demanding their rightful due. Ivy also reminds them of the workers` collective movement of the past. Finally they attain the spiritual strength not to yield to the oppression, but to lead their own life independently. Though the newly gained strength is tenuous, it empowers Churchill`s stage with hope and light.