“A Jury of Her Peers,” by Susan Glaspell is a narrative about a murder that happened in a rural county. Mrs. Martha Hale is asked to accompany her husband, the county attorney, the sheriff, and the sheriff’s wife, to the house of Mr. and Mrs. Wright. Once the five of them arrive at the crime scene, the Wright house, they settle inside the house and Mr. Hale begins to tell how he discovered Mr. John Wright was dead. After Mr. Hale tells his story, the men head upstairs and leave the women alone to gather clothes for Minnie Wright. In this time, the women discover the telling clues for Minnie’s motive in killing John but decide to not reveal this information to the men.
Introduction. A Jury by Her Peers authored by Susan Glaspell narrates the investigative events that occur after the death of John Wright in his house. As neighbors and the Dickson County administration, themes of sisterhood and gender roles appear through the actions and hidden motives of the characters. The book, A Jury by Her Peers, expounds on the silent suffering of women and being perceived as unintelligent while providing justifications for covering up of John Wrights death. Three women, Minnie Wright, Martha Hale, and Mrs. Peters express sisterhood by hiding of incriminating evidence such as the dead bird while the men fail to prove of her complicity.
It is known that loneliness sometimes makes us senseless. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of her Peers” loneliness made Minnie Foster irrational. Mrs. Hale assumes that Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband because of her nonchalant answers she gives when being interrogated about her husband’s location. During the story the reader will learn more about Mrs. Wright, or Minnie Foster, and how her personality changed drastically through her twenty years of marriage with John while Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are covering up the tracks that they presume led to murder. They conclude that loneliness made her lose herself which is evident throughout the short story.
John Patrick Shanley's work, Doubt: A Parable, is a thought-provoking play that makes the reader question his or her thoughts. The story takes place in 1964, at St. Nicholas, a Catholic school and church, where accusations against Father Flynn start to arise. Main characters, Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn get into a dispute over Donald Mueller, the first and only black student in the school. The interactions between Aloysius and Flynn creates the question every reader is dying to figure out: is father Flynn guilty of sexual abuse or innocent? Gaining evidence from the play, Doubt: A Parable, I infer that Father Flynn is guilty because of his past and mannerisms.
Minnie’s quilt, the dead bird and its cage, and the kitchen show that living in a man’s world is not easy. In the end, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale recognize that they too have experienced the same loneliness and mistreatment that led Mrs. Wright to murder her husband. The men don't value the women in this story and they don't see them as being very intelligent either. It is for this reason “A jury of her peers” is created. Peers being the women themselves as they stand up, united against the subjugation they have all experienced.
What's more, in spite of the fact that he has made all that bedlam, toward the end he settle his mistakes by reestablishing the love adjust in the two couples of lovers, unthinkable without his intervention. At long last, is Puck who in a way conveys the principle message of the play and perhaps masks all the conceivable assaults to society or individual offenses in his last discourse? As Puck is magic, all happened was magic as well, and as he is Puck, everyone will be given good fortunes. So it can be concluded that Puck is one of the major characters of Shakespeare’s MSND. He is a mischievous spirit who works for the Oberon (The king).
Peters did not want to be the only woman among men in the gloomy home where a tragedy occurred. As they drive up to the farm, which had “always been a lonesome-looking place” that was “down in a hollow,” Mrs. Hale is not in the mood to share small talk with Mrs. Peters (Glaspell 202). Many times in the past, she had had thoughts of guilt about how she “ought to go over and see Minnie Foster,” but was too busy (Glaspell 202). They enter the home and the wives spend most of their time in Mrs. Wright’s kitchen, which is where the story is centered since the majority of Minnie’s life is spent there. According to the excerpt from the essay "Small Things Reconsidered: Susan Glaspell's 'A Jury of Her Peers' " by Elaine Hedges, the Wright’s farm was isolated, Minnie was confined to her work as a farmer’s wife, and they did not have a telephone because Mr. Wright refused one (Hedges par.
Joe is devastated, but ultimately forgives Missy May. At the end of the story, Joe finds out that the gold coin that Slemmons left under the pillow for Missy was fake. He realizes that Slemmons was a fraud the whole time. Zora Neale Hurston uses symbols, characters, and plot to develop the theme of deception.
In “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell, the sheriff, Mr. Peters, is struggling to find a motive for Mr. Wright’s murder case due to his sexist views. However, Mrs. Peters, the sheriff’s wife, along with Mrs. Hale is able to discover significant clues that lead to the revelation of Mrs. Wright’s motive because they relate to her living conditions. Although Mrs. Wright claims to have been asleep during her husband’s murder, the women conclude she strangled her husband, Mr. Wright, as evidenced by the slaughtered canary, the broken birdcage, and the errant quilt patch. The slaughtered canary wrapped in silk is the first significant clue which provides a motive for Mrs.Wright. When the women unwrap the bird, Mrs. Peters notices that “somebody wrung its neck.” It does not make sense for Mrs. Wright to kill her own bird because it was the only thing that brought light into her