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.
In the story, Mrs. Hale often recalls Minnie Wright as being a joyful girl who loved to sing, much like the songbird. Then they found that the songbird had its neck wrung by who they presumed was John Wright. Mrs. Peters then recalls a similar act of cruelty done to her by a neighborhood boy killing her kitten, she states, “If they hadn’t held me back I would have hurt him.” (679) The cruel act symbolizes how he had treated Minnie throughout the years that they had been married. While the bird was trapped in a cage, it symbolizes how Minnie likely felt trapped in her marriage where the bird’s singing gave her hope and happiness. Therefore, when John killed the bird it killed what remaining hope and happiness Minnie had.
She had felt as if her heart was somewhere with the quail and the plover and all the little whild things that crooned or buzzed in the sun.” In Part II, Chapter 5, Marie has a Romantic view of the birds. She says, “Ivar’s right about wild things. They’re too happy to kill. You can just tell how they felt when they flew up. They were scared, but they didn’t really think anything could hurt them.” In Part IV, Chapter 8, when Ivar finds Emil and Marie dead, the part that the Romantic viewers have centered on seems as the way Emil and Marie were described when Ivar found them.
“Goodnight Saumensch” Rosa whispered. Saumensch means pig. Rosa just called her child a pig. Already at the beginning of the “The Book Thief”, not only does the reader see Liesel suffocate in the cruel words of her mother, but we also see her avoid any situation that could ignite Rosa’s abusive side. As soon as Max arrived in Liesel’s home there was a sudden shift in Rosa’s feelings and her concern for Max’s safety and Liesel’s sanity was evident as she terminated practically all of her abusive ways.
What she means by “Sing you a lullaby where you die at the end” is she is going to poison and kill her kidnapper and break free from ‘The Big Bad Wolf’. The repetition is a sign of confirmation and empowerment that she is going to do what she says. The reader or listener has the sense of standing up for yourself is a good thing and not always for a good or bad reason. She also makes allusions to fairy tales and tales we knew as children. “Ashes, ashes, time to go down” makes a reference to the children's playground game “Ring around the rosies” signaling to the black plague, darkening the sense of death by showing that not everything is sweet and innocent, including death.
This is apparent by how she joked with Charlotte about her death many times. “‘I’ll plant some [red roses] on your grave,’ I said amiably.” (Jackson 6). The verbal irony of how she was really sending all the letters that she should enjoy herself, all the while Anne was telling her it was wrong to poison herself. Another example is when Anne is wishing she could sleep until June. “‘I wish I could sleep all winter,’ I said once, ‘and only wake up for June.’ ‘You’re wishing your life away,’ Charlotte said.” (Jackson 1).
As for Bluebeard’s wife, once she opened the secret door she discovered she married a psychopath. The room was filled with Bluebeard’s dead ex-wives. In her case, she did find out that her husband was crazy but she also took the chance that Bluebeard wouldn’t have given her so long to say her prayers and just killed her once he got home. To put it in simplest terms, curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. (Eugene O’Neil, Famous Quotes, 2011).
The story “This Moment” by Adriana Paramo and “ I Remain very sorry for what I did to the little black kitten” by Jenny Boully communicate a theme of regret abandonment and neglect, followed by events that have happened in their life that caused a burden on them from Paramo losing her daughter to the system while Boully regret throwing a helpless car out of the car. The author Adriana Paramo use first person point of view and setting while Jenny Boully use characterization and point of view to convey the theme by allowing the readers to relay great tone to develop the story direct characterization, judgement and the unique style of dialogue. In this Moment ,Paramo helps reveal her theme of life in the essay by using her method and distinctive point of view .The point of view allows the audience to visualize and experience of being inside the characters mind while Boully point of view conveys a image ,In the text Paramo states “And I cry .Not for my daughter over whom I have lost complete control ,but for the manageable thing”. (Paramo pg 2). Conveying the thoughts and
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. Glaspell illuminates the way gender roles can connect women to the plights of another woman.
"Take her off and hurl her where you hurled the others," he said, getting the cat that was rubbing itself against his leg (959). The grandma has diverged from the cat. Bailey hurled the cat out the window, and the Misfit's partners throw the grandmother into the forested regions. Also, the family is having an examination about the Misfit at Red Sammy's, which is surprising in light of the way that it is not long a while later that they indeed meet the escaped convict (951). In like manner, the Misfit's idea on the grandmother is surprising when he communicates that "she would have been a not too bad woman had she had some individual there to shoot her every snapshot of her life" (955).
Janie quickly realized that what you want may be what you should live without.Hurston writes “But to kill her through Tea Cake was too much to bear. Tea Cake, the son of Evening Sun, had to die for loving her.” Even though Janie blames herself for Tea Cake’s upcoming death. Tea Cake got rabies because he loved Janie enough to save her from the rabid dog. Hurton metaphorical use of the evening sun to compare Tea Cakes downfall helps the reader