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into Minnie’s character and life as John Wright’s wife. The day of the investigation deeply affects and transforms Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. The unity between the three women is evident through their wordless choice to protect Minnie despite the fact that Mrs. Peters never knew Minnie Wright. The women bond over their ability to emphasize with Minnie’s decision and their choice to protect her illustrates their rebellion and ultimate triumph over the roles they are subjected to in society. - The women essentially conduct a trial and act as the jurors for Minnie Wright in her own kitchen. They provide Minnie Wright with the most comprehensive and sympathetic trial she will ever receive. The women’s ruling ultimately exoneratesMinnie for her crime. Judging from the men’s actions during their investigation, their trial will not take the entirety of the case into account. The men function as the law but the women have essentially usurped that power when they took the law into their own jurisdiction.
Role of Women:-The conversation between the men and women during the investigation reflect thedominant role they men believe they hold and their perception of women. The men attempt to conduct the investigation of the house yet they ignore the kitchen, which functions as the core of a household and a woman’s life. The women take notice of the important aspects in Minnie’s kitchen and home that provide insight into Minnie’s character, her emotional and mental state, and ultimately her motives for strangling her husband. The most important details lie in the kitchen, however the men focus on the “crime scene” being the bedroom, where they will obviously not find anything. Throughout the conversation between the men and women, the men criticize Minnie’s housekeeping abilities and women’s tendency to worry. -It seems as if the men view women as children through their patronizing and condescending tone used in the conversation. The fact that the men assume such