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.
1. Feminist Lens • Oppression – Indian women in this film did not receive the same treatment as men, especially when they become widows. Females as young as eight years are forced to find a husband as their families cannot not support all of their children due to their poor socio-economic conditions. However, when Indian females lose their husbands, they are often looked down upon as it was viewed as a sin for a woman to remain a widow. Widows are required to spend all their lives in an ashram, where living conditions are well below average due to a limited supply of food and other necessities.
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
The story of Trifles is about,a time when women played a small role in many situations, and was thought of as not having much importance. Women were thought of only being interested in little things of no importance as it goes with the meaning of Trifles. Throughout the story you come to see Mrs. Wright’s motive for killing her husband. Susan Glaspell makes it easy for readers to interpret as to why Mrs. Wright killed her husband with the help different aspects of literary elements, such as symbolism, irony, and the theme of the story. In Trifles, Mrs. Wright suffered from mental abuse by her husband and felt encaged from living her own life.
The woman’s problem in “A Sorrowful Woman” is made more complex than Faye’s problem in “A Secret Sorrow” as a result of deliberate choices made by the authors. In “A Secret Sorrow”, the main character, Faye, is plagued by the fact that she cannot have children due to internal injuries sustained from a devastating accident. She is in love with a man but has kept this secret from him until one day she is forced to reveal it. He very quickly rebounds from this news and tells her he loves her anyway and they live happily ever after on a ranch with a picket fence and 3 adopted children. On the contrary, in “A Sorrowful Woman”, the main character is a mother who has come to despise her family and her duties.
Richard finds out about Frank and Mary Ann and murders him. Frank was a normal person looking for love and affection as done anyone else. He found the wrong girl who was with the wrong guy. Frank was innocent in the situation but the jealousy of Richard Strout was to much for him to bare so he murdered Frank. The audience sees the reason behind Mr.Strouts murder and the reason behind Mr.Fowlers murder and deems one reason better than the other therefore one murder is okay and
Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters chose to hide the evidence because they see part of themselves in Mrs. Wright and do not want to condemn her. This leads to the women’s motivation to hide the evidence. Mrs. Wright has been lonely and unhappy for many years going through emotional abuse, and the killing of her bird: the one living thing that cared for her may prove
Orchids can live without being taken care of all the time. Similarly, Ruth lived without the love and nurture from her mother and this is why Ruth and the orchid have resemblances. Also flowers in general represent sadness to LuLing because flowers are at funerals and LuLing had to suffer through many loved ones dying. Also for much of LuLing's life she had to be strong and live without the help and love of others to get her through many tough situations in her life. Lastly Ruth tries really hard to be independent and doesn't accept the help she needs from others because just like orchids need water Ruth ends up needing the help she had denied.
Mrs. Wright, once known for her cheerfulness and beautiful singing, she stopped singing when she encountered Mr. Wright. Just like he did with the bird, Mr. Wright choked the life out of his wife until, finally, Mrs. Wright literally choked the life out of her husband. Like the bird, she had to break her own cage before she found freedom. Like Chopin and Gilman before her, Glaspell uses an irrational character to illustrate the way men often rejected and looked down upon women, especially in the 19th and 20th
In both The Vegetarian and one of the story in The Joy Luck Club, The Moon Lady, there are similarities and differences in the atmosphere and also the social norm. The Vegetarian is a story about a woman called Yeong-hye, who was haunted by the bloody nightmare became a vegetarian. However, her decision was not accepted by the other people, even her husband and family members. Finally, she became mentally disorder. The other story, The Moon Lady, is about a woman, Ying Ying, thought about her experience when she was young.