A Jury Of Her Peers And The Day My Father Tried

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“A Jury of Her Peers” and “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us” have several similarities and differences; one of the biggest similarities is that both stories have to do with trauma. “A Jury of Her Peers’” trauma derives from the murder of Mr. Wright but the main trauma comes from gender-specific ways of seeing the world shown through the wives and their husbands. While “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us”, the trauma derives from nightmares and an old memory. In the short story “A Jury of Her Peers,” the main characters are haunted by the violence that surrounds what happened to Mr. Wright and no one, but Mrs. Wright, knows what happened that night. Which this is similar to what happened in “The Day My Father Tried to Kill Us,” the main
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