explain the play on words in "knot in" in the final lines.

how is this wordplay introduced into the play? why do you think the author chose it as the play's final image?

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Not in of course means "not in the house at this time." Knot in can mean having made a knot in some kind of needlework. This shows that women may have control and that the "knots" that they make can take the life out of their men.