Spoon River Anthology Questions and Answers
by Edgar Lee Masters

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Does anybody have any feedback on Mrs. Williams from Spoon River Anthology other than she was a hatmaker who had affairs?  

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I love Spoon River Anthology and have used bits of it several times in my classes. Mrs. Williams, as you say, was the town milliner, or hatmaker. She was also the mother of Dora Williams, another character in the anthology. Mrs. Williams says that the gossiper's blamed Dora's "strange disappearance" on the way she was raised. She doesn't give any details, but we can infer from the gossip that the townspeople don't approve of her as a mother. (You...

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