Themes In Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

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A plea for the end of the discrimination of women--the Declaration of Sentiments—was signed in 1848. The Girl Scouts formed in 1912, and by 1920 women’s suffrage was redefined. For centuries women have been uniting to eliminate their gender’s subjectivity to prejudice; however, the battle against misogyny is even now unfinished. Incompleteness and sisterhood are two themes reiterated throughout Susan Glaspell’s short story, “A Jury of Her Peers.” Glaspell personifies and emphasizes said central ideas through the characterization of the protagonist, Martha Hale. The initial setting of the play immediately identifies Martha as a housewife who, as pertaining to the time period of the plot, satisfies the stereotype of women in the early part of the twentieth century. Primitively, readers rightfully assume Martha Hale is another conventional female of her time: property and inferior. Martha rushes unpreparedly out of “her kitchen, [which] was in no shape for leaving,” to meet her impatient husband. While complying with the submission of the era as she rushes to her husband and her worry as to the state of her kitchen, Martha Hale is defies the expectancy of a simple-minded and…show more content…
The inferred and assumed cover up performed by the Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters showcases a breakthrough in women’s rights, and Mrs. Hale’s will and power to communicate her beliefs to Mr.s Peters defies the stereotype of the setting. While the absolving Minnie the women finished the accused’s work and took a small step in the direction of finishing

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