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A Jury of Her Peers Outline I. Introduction A. A Jury of Her Peers" is a short story written by Susan Glaspell in 1917 and follows the investigation of the murder of John Wright, with his wife Minnie Wright being the alleged murderer. 1. Martha and Lewis Hale assist Sheriff Peters and his wife, Mrs. Peters, with investigating the scene of the crime. 2. B. When the women solve the crime in the end, they do not inform the men of the evidence found, which prevents any conviction 1. 2. C. In her short story, "A Jury of Her Peers", Susan Glaspell conveys a feminist theme of women being oppressed under male domination and gender roles. She expresses this through the use of irony, symbolism, and characterization. II. Glaspell makes effective use of irony to display the oppression of women and gender roles. A. During this time period, women had little to no power and they were considered unintelligent-- only being able to cook, clean, sew, et cetera.

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