Susan Glaspell in her book a “Jury of her peers” presents on a number of issues pertaining to Feminism ,She challenges culture in a patriarchal world during the 20th century .The book “A jury of peers was written having been primarily focused on a court proceeding for the Des Moines Daily news in Loway , it was also adapted from the play the trifles .The events relating to the story publication took place during the year 1917 . Susan was a woman who was depended ,determined who did not like to feel any form of control around her .She portray this aspect in her b (Glaspell, 2015)ooks when she portrays that women are as intelligent just like their male counterparts .
A trifle is defined as someone or something of little value or importance. Women during the time of 1916 were treated as people of lesser value. In her play Trifles, Susan Glaspell uses symbolism, irony, and characterization to illustrate how men and women are unequal during that particular point in time. The woman overcame the obstacle of the murder case on their own, illustrating how Glaspell’s work challenges the status quo of the society during the time of 1916. Glaspell’s main interest in writing Trifles is to focus on the roles women played during the time.
In some works of literature, a character who appears briefly, or does not appear at all, is a significant factor that contributes to the overall plot development. Whether the character is a figure of the past or simply a bystander to the situation, their actions and observations can play a clear role in progression of the story. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers”, the character Minnie Foster is not actually present, but her previous actions and decisions present an external conflict that is displayed throughout the story. Minnie Foster is a woman who is under investigation for the murder of her husband, Mr. Wright. Two men and their wives travel to the scene of the crime to further examine the setting of the scene.
“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.
Chanel Langley Professor Hawkins English Composition IIMarch 19, 2018 “Flight Patters”In this story “FightPatterns” it shows how people are used to stereotype each other mainly because of how society is today. The main character is William he is a husband and a father, he continues to judge this man he barley knows. The reader Alexie, show’s William as being ahard-worker but only tends to care about his work. William tends to be fearful and worried and very paranoid throughout the short story. He works all the time, always flying and on business trips and meetings.
Authors write stories sometimes based on their beliefs, despite conflicting influences like society or normalities of eras. Because of this, their themes can be quite straightforward and based on the time period. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Susan Glaspell's “A Jury of Her Peers,” the female protagonists have the craving for freedom from their state of living; this passion of freedom shapes their environment and influences on the people they love and on their own self. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” the main protagonist, Mrs. Mallard, suddenly realizes that she has the potential to be free after hearing the statement of her husband’s death.
Trifles Essay 1. Minnie Wright killed her husband for a number of reasons. The accumulation of the stress from her environment and marriage drove her to commit the crime. She lived in a cold and isolated world.
Savagery in Oppression Writer, George R. R. Martin once said, “There is a savage beast in every man and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.”. In every person there is a dark void in them where savageness resides and when oppression joins savagery in the void, the brutality in anyone comes out. Although oppression may cause different reactions from people, for most it can cause savagery to emerge from even the best people leading to their ultimate self- destruction by leading them to kill, lose control, and destruct. When a once happy young maiden suddenly kills her husband in his sleep, what is the source of this dramatic act of savagery? ? In Susan Glaspell's short story, “A Jury of Her Peers”,
Starting with symbolism that pertains to the setting of the play we can talk about the “cold’ that appears throughout the play. The cold is a symbol for her relationship that Minnie had with John and her preserve jars are a symbol for Minnie. The lines “She worried about that when it turned so cold. She said the fire’d go out and her jars would break”(lines 87-89) this can be interpreted as when the fire went out in their relationship they would become cold to one another. Eventually the jars (Minnie) would crack and she would lose her mental stability.
Patriarchy and murder, Susan Glaspell presents and balances these two ideas throughout her play Trifles. The play opens with a scene of “incompleteness”, presented through the vivid description of unfinished house work. However, this seemingly innocent scene quickly evolves into a crime scene following the entrance the Sheriff and County Attorney. The two characters begin to listen to Mr. Hale’s account of his visit to the Wright home, the crime scene. As Mr. Hale details his visit, the readers learn about Mr. Wright’s murder and more importantly Mrs. Wright’s odd and evidently suspicious behavior.