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MinhChau Chung Prof D. Lambert English 102 February 25 2012 Trifles and A Jury of Her Peers In the early 1900s, women values are not important to men because they did not understand the hard work that women do for them in the family. Susan Glaspell wrote many books during the 1900, but her two outstanding works about feminist are demonstrated through the play “Trifles” and the short story “A Jury of Her Peers”. “Trifles” was written in 1920 within 10 days and “A Jury To Her Peer” was written a year later. Susan was the journalist who began to work with the Moines News right after she graduated from college, where she came across John Hossack murder case which is the bases of both short story and play. In the Hossack case, Mrs. Hossack was accused of murdering her husband. She was found guilty but got discharged after. Although both short story and play are very similar in nature, which makes them almost identical, there were some specific differences between them two. At first, the reader could see the differences in the title, “Trifles” and “A Jury of Her Peers” gives those ideas of two different focuses between the play and the story. The title “Trifles” seems to tell the reader that this play is about specific objects and focus on the objects that will judge Minnie Foster, who is married to a local farmer, John Wright. Wright play centers on the motive for his murder. Each play is one episode that creates a scene to let the audience understand more about the events. On the other hand, “A Jury of Her Peers” lets the reader understand the story will be focused more on the main characters, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. Because short story allows more information for the reader, especially the details of the characters relationship, it allows for more understanding into the minds of the characters, as opposed by watching the actors on a stage. This changes the whole ideas
from the main themes in the Trifles, when Mrs. Hale and Peters simply represent their characteristics

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