Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

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“A Jury of Her Peers”, by Susan Glaspell, is about a murder mystery in which the author captures the audience by using both male and female perspectives. The story takes place in the Wright’s home, where the police investigate the murder of Mr. Wright. Mrs. Wright is the main suspect in the case. The police believe that Mrs. Wright killed her husband out of greed, but the women believe she did it to escape the life of a farmer's wife. In the end the woman figure out how Mrs. Wright killed her husband, while the the men are still looking, The men and woman in the story differ, because the woman take everything into consideration while the men just assume. “A Jury of Her Peers” is a story that portrays the different roles of men and women through the setting, point of view, and characters. The setting of this story is the Wright’s home. The Wright’s home is where the murder of Mr. Wright happened. They found Mr. Wright hanging in his room, a murder that was framed to look like a suicide. Both the Hales and the Peters were heavily involved with this case. Mr. Peters is the sheriff and Mr. Hale was the last person to see Mr. Wright alive, besides Mrs. Wright. The women noticed that Mrs. Wright had left her house a mess, when it should have been cleaned, and all the men cared about was the body. The women also noticed that Mrs. Wright left her jars of …show more content…
The story took place in the Wright’s home where the murder of Mr. Wright happened. The setting is key to this story because of the elements in the house shows the readers what the lives of the Wrights were like. Mrs. Hale is the main point of view in the short story. Mrs. Hale gives countless examples of how women were treated with disrespect. Lastly, the characters in the story represent how both the men and women view Mrs. Wright’s motive behind her killing her