Jeanine is a young woman who comes to the Top Girls Employment Agency for an interview with Marlene. Jeanine wants to make more money, as she is saving to get married and settle down, but Marlene discourages her from prioritizing family life over her work. Marlene also tells her that admitting to future employers that she plans to get married (and perhaps have children) will lower her chances of securing a job.
Jeanine Character Timeline in Top Girls
The timeline below shows where the character Jeanine appears in Top Girls. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act One, Scene Two
...Monday morning at the Top Girls Employment Agency. Marlene is meeting with a woman named Jeanine. She asks her about her education and her present job—Jeanine works as a secretary to... (full context)