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Meagan Ardinger AP Lit and Comp 2/20/20 06.06 The Equivocal Nature of a Wife: “A Jury of Her Peers” After reading "A Jury of Her Peers," review your carefully chosen meal by completing the following questions of analysis and interpretation. 1. Describe the character of Minnie Wright as a young woman before her marriage. Provide examples from the text to support your answer. Before her marriage to John Wright, Minnie was a privileged girl who wore the prettiest dresses and was active in social circles. She was happy in this life, and Mrs. Hale remembered that. This can be seen in the quote, “‘I wish you'd seen Minnie Foster… when she wore a white dress with blue ribbons, and stood up there in the choir and sang.’ ‘She don't care,’ she said to herself. ‘Much difference it makes to her whether Minnie Foster had pretty clothes when she was a girl.’ ‘She used to wear pretty clothes and be lively--when she was Minnie Foster, one of the town girls, singing in the choir. But that--oh, that was twenty years ago’” (Glaspell). 2. Describe the character of Minnie Wright as a wife married for several years. Provide examples from the text to support your answer. As a wife, Minnie was alone. She was taken out of everything she had ever known in life, and she was bored and sick of looking at the same four walls—sick of living that way. This can be seen in the quote, “‘How'd you like to cook on this?’... she was swept into her own thoughts, thinking of what it would mean, year after year, to have that stove to wrestle with. The thought of Minnie Foster trying to bake in that oven. ‘Real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and--fluttery. How--she--did—change’ (Glaspell). 3. Explain the character of John Wright. Be sure to provide examples from the

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