Anna Christie - Eugene O'Neill This play made debut at the end of 1921 and I imagine that back then most people thought that how hard it was for poor father and love stuck man to learn so shocking true about woman they loved and thought to be young innocent lady. And it wouldn’t be hard to find nowadays people, I believe, who will gladly judge Anna Christie and see her father and boyfriend as forgiving souls. Anna Christie, in my humble opinion, didn’t deserve Mat Burke and at the end when they got back together made me angry and sad. Anna should deserve someone much better than that impulsive drunkard. It was sad ending her staying with the man who would never really trust her, be jealous and recall what she had done and who she was.