A_Jury_of_Her_Peers_Theme_Essay - Shayne Davis Professor Gray English 1102 1 July 2017 Gender Roles in A Jury of Her Peers In A Jury of Her Peers the

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Shayne Davis Professor Gray English 1102 1 July 2017 Gender Roles in A Jury of Her Peers In A J ury of Her Peers, the females and males have quite different gender roles. Apparently, the narrative shows the various opportunities that are available to women and men. This is in regard to the division of work and in the entire society. As it has been always the case, the world is controlled by males. The social rules serve to restrict the ability of women to move around. Moreover, the restrict women to select their own interests, or live as separate humans from their male counterparts. Currently, A Jury of Her Peers is considered to be a feminist classic. The story examines the women’s predicaments in a society dominated by men. Undeniably, as much as men think women are inferior beings, A Jury of Her Peers shows that women can be even better in doing things and can defend themselves jointly. Martha Hale and Minnie are constantly defined as being housekeepers. In this regard, the responsibilities and duties of caring for houses, and kitchens in particular, are connected to women only. Martha Hale still refers to Minnie Wright as Minnie Foster, putting emphasis on the identity transformation each woman goes through when she gets married and takes the name of her husband as her own. In this regard, when she turns out to be defined by the identity of her husband, her distinct personality becomes lost. Notably, one aspect of such social suppression of females explored in this narrative is the loneliness, which comes out from being fixed in the home. On the contrary, men have one another’s company, but the women have to remain alone at home. A woman who has no child, such as Minnie Wright, would experience such isolation even more heartbreakingly.

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