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 mangled skulls of Mr. and Mrs. Borden were unveiled in the courtroom as evidence, thus causing such a shock that Lizzie fainted at the sight of them. Lizzie never took the stand during her trial. No evidence could directly link Lizzie to the murders. On June 20, 1893, after only an hour and a half of consideration, the jury decided Lizzie Borden was not guilty. She was therefore acquitted of the crimes.
Marie was a maid, so she brought Rose in the household she works for. Several days later, Rose began rotting, but when Marie tried to bury her, the Dominican pool-cleaner saw her and called the police. He claimed that Marie killed the baby and kept it for evil purposes. Women in this story are portrayed as tools to make babies, and less significant than the baby they gave birth to.
Minnie had a pet bird. The bird always was singing, additionally that made her happy , until one day John killed the bird. Long story short, “‘for Minnie, isolation drove her to murder’” (according to source3 ,note5 "Themes." Drama for Students. Ed.
When the fellow housewives probing around the house of John and Minnie Wright they saw the small things that showed that she was distressed, for example when they saw that the quilt that she had been working on at the time was poorly knotted they took the time to correct the quilting, and when they saw that Minnie’s bird was wrapped in silk and held in a beautiful embellished box they realized why she killed her husband. Although Mrs.Peters is the wife to the sherrif she hides what she finds in the Wright’s home because she can relate to what Minnie was going through. So although when Minnie went to court she presumably sat in front of a jury filled with men she had justice through other women understanding her troubles when it counted. Throughout the story the main idea is to find what was the motive of Minnie Wright to kill her husband, although this story will not just come out and blatantly state the reason, it shows the audience through showing the gender roles of the time and what they meant to the women. The reader comes to realize that Minnie murdered her husband due to something as insignificant and petulant as a small bird -well that is how the men saw the situation.
We then looked and saw my great grandmother´s skeleton its was freighting but it was natural. “You try finding it” I said to my mother and she actually listened I was very surprised. “Oh I think i’ve found it, oh I did guys.” my mother yelled me and my grandmother. In our minds we thought about who we thought murdered her there were three suspects, Greg a man who had a strong hatred on her for no reason, Finn who was known for stalking her since 1908, and finally Howard a man who was in love with her, but when she broke his heart he had many plans to get back at
She reported her fears to police twice, and shortly after the last complaint she was stabbed to death in her Montreal home.” Renzetti, E. (2015, May 11). We are failing the victims of domestic violence. Para.6) In my opinion, this is a good example of a women not taken seriously when it came to domestic violence, I believe when someone calls the higher authority in regards to any abuse being physically or mentally they should come to the home immediately, and I believe that men and women are both equal and the fact that the police officers failed to come to her house with her scared for her life shows that the police force has failed to stop any more forms of abuse. Lastly, I believe that in both journals’ women were not taken seriously by the higher authority being the doctors and police officers when they were the victims of
Haiti’s political system in 1969 was very dark. They did not believe in women’s rights and many children and babies were dying there like in chapter five when Marie finds a dead body and talks about her miscarriages to it. Or in chapter four where a prostitute has sex with other men next to her sons bed at night. I think this shaped Danticat’s life by making her angry. She becomes a writer even though she knows that female writers can be killed and she writes about all these tragedies and deaths of people.
Meredith Hall is mother is faced with divorce in “Killing Chickens”. Isolated by the betrayal of her husband’s adultery with her best friend, she tackles the chores he left behind while celebrating her 38th birthday with her two sons. Throughout the story she allows herself to feel hurt, angry, and lost; crying frequently but putting on a happy face in front of the children, but overall Hall comes off as strong. By the end of a nightmare of a day she’s adjusted into what you might call survival mode, getting everything done that needs done and preparing to face the hardships that her tomorrow will bring. She has a personal attachment to the chickens she kills, they have names and personalities, but she accomplishes the task regardless.
They called him Mr. Freeman and they all loved him! Until that day. Bailey ( her brother) and her mother weren’t home one day, leaving her and Mr. Freeman alone together. He made a bad decision, sexually abusing Maya. She was only seven, it frightened her so much!