Nellie might be a mediocre nurse...?
Dear "South Pacific" Fans,
I probably shouldn't perpetuate nurse stereotypes, because there really are a great deal many hard-working, successful, rightfully proud nurses out there, but what if Nellie is trying so much to make her relationship with Emile work because she knows that she herself isn't actually that great of a nurse?
Could that angle work, with regards to the lead actress' onstage portrayal of Nellie? Is Nellie feeling insecure about her abilities as a nurse, and is she also trying to rebel against her mother by dating a Frenchman?
Thanks in advance for your replies.