Home has an ironically paradoxical importance in the play. Paulina is safe in her home where, paradoxically, she is not even safe with her husband who goes behind her back on decisions that painfully impact her. Her safe home is invaded, again, by danger in the person Miranda, paradoxically dislodging her safety in a location where her safety should be guaranteed by the husband she shares her home with. The safety of her home is turned to the safety of a prison as she turns her home into a prison and then a court. She hopes to purge her soul and home but, paradoxically, will baptize it with more chains of danger as she judges, and most likely executes, Miranda.