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.
The one-act play, “Trifles,” by Susan Glaspell, has several themes that are incorporated within it. There are several dominant ideas such as female identity, patriarchal dominance, isolation, and justice are themes that are all reflected in different ways throughout the play; however, gender is the main theme of “Trifles.” There is a considerable difference between the roles of the men and the women in this play. The men are expected to act in a more controlling, dominant way, while the women are expected to act in the typical ‘housekeeper’ fashion. The theme of gender is brought out through the play in many dramatic elements such as character, tone, and dramatic irony.
A tarnish yellow creature stands in fear as it lingers behind bars viewing the shadow of a male figure. However, the acts of oppression can enrage the creature to break free. Feminist writer, Susan Glaspell, in the short story, Trifles, asserts how women are oppressed by male dominance in their marriages in the 1916. Glaspell’s purpose is to promote awareness of how much isolation and an abusive relationship can influence a woman’s insanity towards men. She adopts a calm yet caution tone in order to express the effect men have on women.
Gabal Said The Trifles of Society The society holds different realities to act naturally obvious, that all men are made equivalent, and that they are enriched by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that include; liberty, life, and the quest for happiness among others. "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell, is a one-demonstration play, which incorporates components of what the women’s suffrage development is about. The play from Glaspell recounts the tale of a murder riddle of the wedded couple of Mrs. Minnie Wright and her better half, the murder casualty, John Wright; this story likewise joins the temperament of society at the time towards women, and how they were seen as trifled in the eyes of society as they are under the subordinate of men.
In today’s society men and women are acknowledge as equal in their ability and intelligence, in 1917 when Susan Glaspell wrote “A Jury of her Peers,” women were not as equal. During the rural Midwestern century women were uneducated and were controlled with no constitutional or financial power. Women were considered the “weaker sex” (Susan Glaspell) P. during those times there was nothing they could do about it. Women were demoted to their homes to maintain their household chores women were at the mercy at the dominant men in their lives. Sarcastically, it is just this type of defenseless reality, conceivably, over the years has grown into authority which women could confuse and aggravate the men as equals: women are born with an instinct it is known as a “women intuition.”
Symbolism In “A Jury of Her Peers” Susan Glaspell’s, “A Jury of Her Peers”, took place during the early 1900s and focuses on the issues of sexism and social injustice that still exists today. In this feminist classic, Sheriff Peters and his wife, Mr. Hale and his wife, and the county attorney, Mr. Henderson go to the Wright Household to look for evidence to use against Mrs. Wright. When they arrive, the men disregard everything associated with women, whereas, the women look in debt, put themselves in Mrs. Wright's shoes, and find clues that could potentially prove that she killed her husband. While living in a male dominated society and continuously being belittled by the men, the women decide to not only break the law, but go against their husbands by hiding evidence. Throughout the story, Glaspell uses the symbols of the dead canary, the kitchen and the quilt to not only promote gender inequality roles but show what life must’ve been like for Minnie; imprisoned by her husband.
Sisterhood Susan Glaspell captures in one act, the restricted breath of women in a society where men are the lawmakers, judges, and of course breadwinners. They are the Country Attorneys and Sheriffs. She is showcasing a classic example of the Separate Sphere’s Ideology and proving how deficient it is in theory. During this time prior to the suffrage movement, a woman’s intellectual capacity is restricted by the dominant male ego, in this case the professional and capable skills of a couple of the characters. The men convinces themselves since they are the law, and that women’s ability to understand and decipher complex issues, such as the murder of Mr. Wright was not possible.
The Importance of Loyalty Loyalty is to protect one’s name even when they aren’t present. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare talks about the disloyalty that takes place between two friends in which one dies due to betrayal. “Benedict XVI and the Ultimate Betrayal” by Joshua Genig shows the pope’s thoughts on truth and love after experiencing the sense of disloyalty in his life. “How to Hire Fake Friends and Family” by Roc Morin talks about a man who owns a business in which their job is to fill any role in the personal lives of their clients. The importance of loyalty depends on the situation and the reasons to being loyal or disloyal in which the question arises: How important is loyalty?
The plays, "Trifles" by Susan Glasspell and "A Doll 's house" by Henrick Ibsen portray the way women were treated throughout the nineteenth century using the literary tool of symbolism. In Susan Glaspell 's "Trifles" she uses the bird cage and the dead bird to present the role and life of women in marriage and society, whereas Henrik Ibsen uses the dollhouse as a way for the reader to recognize the plays main similarities in the treatment of women. Even though the women in these plays share different lifestyles, they all face the same issues in their lives. In "trifles" Mr. And Mrs. Wright 's relationship can be described as abusive and lifeless.
Sisterhood in your professional life is critical. A group of professional women coming together with a common goal to create opportunities for successful mentorship in a corporate environment where they encourage and support each other in endeavors towards personal dreams and goals. I attended a diversity and inclusion event that helped defined an aspect of sisterhood that I had not considered before but the concept really stood out for me. The concept was Brave spaces and Safe spaces. Brave spaces allow for open discussion about issues that affect our everyday lives and the expression of differing opinions.