reconsiders "A Jury of Her Peers"
Reconsider Jury of Her Peers in light of the West essay and the material posted being posted in the wiki(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Jury_of_Her_Peers) Here is my favorite line, sppken to Mrs Peters by Mrs. Hale. “Oh, I wish I’d come over here once in a while!” she cried. “That was a crime! Who’s going to punish that?
What do you think about this?
Can we discuss the recent marriage equality decision here? Can we relate it to our material?
This is my first response of a Jury of Her Peers : Literary work comes with a lot of appreciations, teachings and lessons, both moral and normal lessons towards the readers and the society as a whole. In her book A Jury of Her Peers, Susan Glaspell has developed a good potting mechanism, characterization, features of style among other stylistic features of style in literature, which has made her convey the intended message to the readers. Nevertheless, in this book, she has used a number of sentences, phrases and passages which have come up with lots of relevancy in understanding the whole story in the book. In this essay on literature, I am going to look at a specific passage in this book and give analysis as well as the importance of this particular passage towards comprehension of the whole story.
The particular passage that I have selected in this book has played a number of significances and importance towards the general comprehension of the whole story in the book. This is the passage After sometime, the eyes of the women met. During this time, they clung together in manner of growing horror and dawning comprehension. Mrs. Peters looked keenly while Mrs. Hale slid the box below the baskets quilt pieces and sat in the chair. Mrs. Peter stared while holding the hand on the table. During this point in time, the Sheriff and Attorney appeared from outside (Glaspell, 17).
This happens when John Writers neighbor came suddenly peeped in and interrupted in the conversation between Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, the sheriffs wife. After a short while, she left banging the door and leaving the two ladies at each other, not believing such a manner less way of conduct. It is after this that Mrs. Hell saw and a roll of red cloth and underneath was a red box. She thought that the scissors they have been looking for may be inside the pretty box. Upon opening it, they got shocked that it was a dead bird wrapped in a silk, and enclosed inside the box.
This particular passage has had a lot of literary relevance and importance in this book by Susan Glaspell. The passage has illustrated some of the character traits of these three women in the passage. The two, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, form the passage has gotten demonstrated as caring, loving, human as well as rational individuals in the society. This is by the inner deep feelings of sorrow that engulf them when they found out that the bird in the box got killed by John Wrights neighbor. The two, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, demonstrated love and care towards the lifeless bird and wished that it could be alive for them to give this Godly creature care and protection. On the other hand the John Wrights neighbor has gotten demonstrated as an inhuman individual with no feelings of love and care to the heaven and Godly creatures, irrational and lacking respect to others. The act of killing the bird shows how she doesnt care about other creatures and being irrational in thinking and decision making. By keeping the lifeless bird inside the pretty box, for the other to find it, she emerged as one lacking respect to the other members of the society. This passage has had a lot of relevancy in showing the different levels if ignorance between members of the society. While the two women not knowing the cause of the discomfort in the society, John Wrights neighbor has all the relevant information despite staying in the same neighborhood. This has shown how some members of the society are ignorant as well as the extent to which they can suffer from their state of ignorance. This has given a clear comparison and contrast between the different members in the community.
This passage has had a lot of relevancy in matters to do with characterization, plot development as well as comparison and contrast in the entire book. Through this passage, the author, Susan Glaspell, in her book A Jury of Her Peers, has gotten in a position to drive the intended message to the readers of this book. The good literary work has made her emerge as one of the most prolific literary writers.
Added on 01.07.2015 19:02
Here is a sample wiki that some former students created.
Welcome to Group 1″s wiki page on Susan Glaspell”s “A Jury of Her Peers.” Below you will find information about Susan Glaspell, her style of writing, current events that might have (or definitely did) influence her writing and what was happening during the time she wrote. You will see major headings with the information in bullet points to more easily find the information as well links to pages we used to find some more information. Enjoy!
About the Author
Susan Glaspell was born in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from Drake University
She worked as a journalist at the Des Moines Daily News (very important for A Jury of Her Peers – see current events)
After marrying her husband, George Cook, they founded the Provincetown Players in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Glaspell wrote many plays for the Provincetown Players
Although she married George Cook, he later died in 1924, and Glaspell later married Norman Matson
In her lifetime, Glaspell published nine novels, 14 plays, and over 50 short stories
Most of her plays included strong feminists tones – she discussed various roles of women in society (chosen or forced upon them) and relationships between those women and their male counterparts
To relate it to A Jury of Her Peers, Glaspell”s feminist writing is evident in highlighting the attitudes the males have about the women helping them find evidence of a motive and even more so with the women (Hale and Peters) feeling sympathy for Minnie Foster as a farmer”s wife who found herself in an evidently abusive home
In 1931 she won a Pulitzer Prize for her play Alison”s House