Minnie Glaspell's Short Story Setting

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The first way the two are different is the settings. In Dahl’s story the setting is in Canada during the 1950s. In Glaspell 's story the setting is in the Western frontier during the 1900.

One of the similarities is that both the stories contain a wife murdering their husband. In the story written by Dahl the Mrs. Maloney murders her husband after he told her some awful new and that he was leaving. She went to the cellar and got a leg of lamb and hit the husband in the back if the head killing him. In the story written by Glaspell the Minnie Foster killed her husband after years of abusive behavior. She snapped because the husband had killed her canary. Both stories have a murderous wife.

Another similarity is that neither of the criminals
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