Twa Sisters’ Characters and Themes

September 22, 2008

Characters:

Older Sister (sometimes named Rosemary)

Younger Sister (sometimes named Isabelle, Kate, or Jean)

Miller

Father

Suitor (sometimes a Knight, a rich man, or named William)

Miller’s daughter (or son)

Fiddler (sometimes blind)

The wraith

Themes:

Jealosy

Love

Fratracide

Corpse looting

False conviction & execution

Haunting

Revenge

Corpse trophies (Ed Gein)

Significant Objects:

Ring(s)

Harp (breastbone)

Fiddle (hair)

Swan

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