A_Jury_of_Her_Peers_Analysis - Williams 1 Kayci Williams Professor Connolly Engl 102 15 September 2020 \u201cA Jury of Her Peers\u201d Literary Analysis Lucy

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Williams 1 Kayci Williams Professor Connolly Engl 102 15 September, 2020 “A Jury of Her Peers” Literary Analysis Lucy Macdonald, a journalist and author, wrote that “The initial bond is the shared experience” (Macdonald). The bond created by living shared experiences has been a topic that has been explored through art, literature, and psychological studies. It has been shown that the mind does not differentiate between reading, hearing, or living the shared experience. Glaspell illustrated this bond in “A Jury of Her Peers.” In a world where women were treated as lesser, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters felt a connection to Minnie and made a decision to protect her. This choice is something the men could never understand because they are not part of the same shared experience. Susan Glaspell, in the story “A Jury of Her Peers,” shows the impact of the shared experience of women in a patriarchal society by having Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters hide evidence that could convict Minnie of murder. In “A Jury of Her Peers,” the women are treated like they are inferior to men. This is illustrated at the very beginning of the story when Martha Hale is summoned to go to the Wright house because Mrs. Peters was “getting scary and wanted another woman along” (Glaspell). This statement was said with a grin and infantilizes Mrs. Peters.

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