In Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" Minnie Wright sits in prison, accused of her husband's murder, while the sheriff, county attorney, and their witness- Mr. Hale- go to her house in search of evidence. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters go along to gather a few of Minnie's belongings to take to her. The ladies find more than they bargained for in the cold farmhouse. Glaspell's bleak descriptions of the house in the hollow draw the reader into the cold, lonely world of Minnie Wright.
A Jury of Her Peers.
Susan Glaspell was in born in Davenport, Iowa on 1876. She is an American fiction writer that usually writes about women in the society. After graduated from Drake University, she became a journalist, short-story writer, and novelist. She married an American writer George Cram Cook in 1913. (MS Encarta Encyclopedia).
Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers" is a short story that presents to us the gender conflict in society.
A Jury of Peers .
In A Jury of Peers by Susan Glaspell, the story revolves around the sudden death of John Wright. There are five characters that participate in the investigation of this tragedy. Their job is to find a clue to the motive that will link Mrs. Wright, the primary suspect, to the murder. Ironically, the ladies, whose duties did not include solving the mystery, were the ones who found the clue to the motive. Even more ironic, Mrs. Hale, whose presence is solely in favor of keeping the sheriff s wife company, could be contributed the most to her secret discovery. In this short story, Mrs. Hale s character plays a significant role to Mrs. Wright s nemesis in that she has slight feelings of accountability and also her discovery of the clue to the motive. .
The unfortunate death of John Wright was a mystery to all. A team of individuals consisting of the sheriff, county attorney, Mr. Hale, and Mrs. Peters were on a mission to find the purpose of the murderer. At this point, Mrs.