The given play ‘The Essay’ by Hanna Moskovitch is based on conversation among the three characters, Jeffery, Pixie and Professor Galbraith, who are not fully formed characters. Instead, the conversations among the three work more as ideas personified. Their conversation reflects more of what is being thought and doesn’t reflect much the kind of characters they have been sketched as. So, for the matter of study, we would take the ideas that they represent into consideration. An idea is more of the essence of the intelligible world which is represented by forms rather than the essence of a sensible world. It is the specific reason behind the reality of inquiry, actions and events that occur. The concept of representing character-as-idea is defined by two aspects, first is a pure concept itself, second aspect is to convert the concept in actual form to be represented. The play in question represents ideas through personification, transformed into characters to convey three different concept knit in one play. The character of Pixie represents an amateur open minded student that does not go by stereotypical studies and derives a strong point of observation from one of the footnotes in a book. She represents the idea of a probability that might have gone unnoticed or unrecorded in pages of history. Jeffery, on the other hand is the protagonist who brings feminism into picture and issues related to unbiased examination of disputed stand of a female from history as a military leader. On one hand he represents unbiased examination, and on the other he also tries to clarify Pixie’s stand as a person, and not just for being a woman. Professor Galbraith is the third idea personified that brings into picture the concept of sexism and rightful dominance of male over female through history into the present situation related to Pixie.Putting this play on through Character-as-idea concept will definitely work and convey the intentions of taking the idea to masses as the characters in the play are not fully formed which does not give much scope for speculation regarding character analysis. Instead, what is stressed in the play is the constant argumentation of Jeffery with Pixie or with professor Galbraith, which highlights the concepts the writer is trying to reach with the masses. The play starts with Jeffery pointing out that Pixie has come with the essay proposal that he has already rejected which shifts the attention directly from the characters to the essay which is the subject of contention between the two. It then shifts to the topic chosen which Jeffery thinks is a Feminist choice-an idea inscribed again through the character. On the other hand, Pixie contends she finds Elizabeth Farnese fit as a war leader irrespective of her gender and that the purpose of choosing her is not at all feminist-an approach towards equity . She represents confusion regarding role of women in history as well as to some extent the present scenario. The scene where Pixie says, “You-wait-you think I picked her because she’s a girl? You think I picked Elizabeth Farnese because she is a girl.” and then the statement “Fine. Fine. I’m a feminist” shows she was not much convinced but gave in to Jeffery’s constant imposition because she was not sure enough of her stand on the issue.