Complicating their identity shifts is the fact that the maids are also sisters, and share more in common than simply an occupation. Their inability to separate themselves from each other will develop as another of Genet's essential theme. While Solange cautions Claire as to the importance of boundaries and frontiers between themselves, they both have trouble applying this in practice. Claire confusedly mumbles both her name and Solange's, suggesting she mixes up the two, and Solange believes they are "merged" in their hatred of Madame. But this unity becomes more problematic even more by her physical demonstration. When Solange threatens Claire-the-Madame, she shows her the reflection of Solange and Claire- the-maid. Claire may be merged with Solange at the moment, but she is also merged with Madame. Although Solange proclaims them powerful and fearless, within their hatred of Madame lies a deeper self-hatred—they hate the image of the fake Madame in the mirror, but that fake Madame is one of them. Since they are sisters, the fake Madame truly is both of them. There is further evidence of the sisters' self-loathing, aside from Solange's masochistic need to receive the fake Madame's insults and Claire's contrary desire to escape from herself. Claire's frequent descriptions of Mario and the momentary use of her normal voice reveals they have some plan to get Solange impregnated by him, and she harbors some resentment that he has chosen her sister over her.