Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

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“A Jury of Her Peers” is an excellent title for this story because it describes the understanding that the women shared with one another as to what Minnie Wright had gone through and what she was still going through, and the women came to the conclusion that she was innocent of murder. Trial by jury is when someone is faced with charges which are heard and viewed by a jury of peers and women were not allowed to sit on a jury at the time the story was written. The play shows factors that have more meaning than meets the eye. Important objects in the story such as the canary who lives in a cage, the beat up rocking chair, and the cherry preserves in the jar are things that have a major importance in supporting the idea expressed through…show more content…
Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters understood and felt sorry for their friend because they were truly her peers, her friends, and they all had been living the same life. Because they lived the same life as one another the women noticed the small things that the men didn’t see because they weren’t looking for them because they didn’t think that the small things were important; like the messy kitchen and the quilt…show more content…
Because the Sheriff and The County Attorney keep saying things like this that somewhat offends them, the women pull together and work together to help Mrs. Wright. The men say things like this throughout the story to the women in a way that they think they are above women but everything becomes clear as the women solve the case just by looking at the minor, smaller details that the men overlooked and thought was insignificant. The Attorney can spot all the dirty towels in the house but can’t spot the little things that are out of place in the house. By the end of the play the women have done more than the men when it comes to finding evidence because women are lessened to the chores of the house which are trifles in the eyes of men because they don’t pay attention to the chores the women do every day the men fail to notice clues that the women quickly identify throughout the

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