8 8 how does henderson and mrs hales clash over the

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8.8 How does Henderson and Mrs. Hale's clash over the meaning of Mrs. Wright's dirtykitchen encapsulate their opposing views of the world?Whereas Henderson sees Mrs. Wright's unkempt kitchen and concludes that Mrs. Wright must have been an incompetent homemaker, Mrs. Hale defends her and suggests that the bleakness of the Wright farmhouse might actually have been John Wright's fault. Henderson is taking a representative male view, in that he believes that a woman's main duty is to take care of her home and that John Wright was a good man who suffered a horrible fate. Mrs. Hale, on the other hand, intuitively understands more of Minnie Wright's situation and feels that the state of the kitchen is partly a result of being abruptly removed from her house and partly a response to something wrong in the household. After she finds the canary, she realizes that she was right, but like the men in general, Henderson never discovers the inadequacy of his assumptions.9.9 Explain how Glaspell identifies Minnie Wright with objects in her household.The three objects to which Minnie Wright connects most closely are the jars of preserves,the quilt, and the canary. The jars of preserves explode from the cold, despite her best attempts to prevent that fate, and she too loses her calm because of the coldness of her husband, although she never discovers the fate of the jars because the women choose to protect what remains of the preserves just as they choose to protect her. Second, quilts area symbol of love and warmth, both of which Minnie lacked, and her faulty stitching on the last section of the quilt suggests her breakdown in her attempt to create order out of metaphorical scraps. Finally, the canary and its beautiful singing comes to represent the young Minnie Foster who loved life and loved to sing, and when her husband strangles it,she feels that she has lost part of her identity and decides to exact revenge.10. 10
What does Minnie Wright's absence contribute to the plot?In part, Minnie's absence is a theatrical device that allows the two woman sleuths to solvethe riddle of the murder by themselves, thus bringing them closer together and showing their worth. At the same time, because Mrs. Wright has no physical presence, she becomes an everywoman, who represents the extreme of the struggles of all women in her era and region of the country. The audience, Mrs. Hale, and Mrs. Peters all come to identify with Minnie Wright, thus giving the protagonists the moral ability to forgive her for her crime. We do not need her existence on stage to sympathize with her because the objects in her kitchen speak for themselves.Jury of Her PeersPDR-745963 time adjustment placedyoutube video: 7.0. A Jury of Her Peers by Susan K. Glaspell (Director: Sally Heckel)Discuss the layers of irony in the title, the many ways the bird is used as a symbol, and how the two women, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, satisfactorily resolve their moral dilemma (whether or not it's justified to withhold evidence) by the play's end.

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