Losing an Identity

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"She used to wear pretty clothes and be lively, when she was Minnie Foster, one of the town girls singing in the choir. But that--oh, that was thirty years ago" (Glaspell).

I feel like this quote is saying that marriage changed Mrs. Wright.  While she was a young girl, she had energy and cared about her image, but once she found someone to settle down with, she just gave up and let herself become someone completely different.  I think it's interesting that throughout the play, the women are identified by their married last names instead of their firsts.  It's like saying that once a woman is married, who she was before saying "I do" doesn't matter at all.  You lose that identity and completely take on the identity of your husband.  Mrs. Wright's identity was stripped when she married John Wright: she wasn't allowed to sing, she started dressing in plainer clothes, and people stopped visiting her. 

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