she is john's wife she is a domineering person & at the same time she is interested in fashions and fads . She is a spendthrift as she has an alarming tendency to spend money on the latest fads and trends.her latest craze is ouija board(this shows that she likes novelty and thrills) . she buys one & calls her friends for an ouija party . But john & gladolia(lavinia's servant maid) do not like this. it is gladolia's ultimatum that makes her give up her ouija board. she doas not do it for her husband whom she is ready to leave. Hallock describes his wife as a very sensitive little lady. Hallock says that Lavinia couldn't even bare a mouse say boo to her. like all the wife she is jealous. Lavinia can be easily influenced(we come to know of this from the way she was misled by her friends into believing that John was having an affair with a woman named Helen). She is suspicious and lacks trust in her husband.