"A Jury of Her Peers" paints a clear picture of the status of women at the time and raises questions about how gender influences justice and punishment. At the time Susan Glaspell wrote this, women did not have the right to vote, serve on a jury, or participate politically in American society.
Many of the themes raised in this work revolve around gender, abuse, isolation, and empathy. When researching these topics, take time to think about your keywords. Many of the keywords listed under the "Nineteenth Century Women" page can be used to begin your search for secondary sources here as well.
Crime Scene= the Kitchen
|Husbands/Man of the House
Crime Scene= the Bedroom
‘A Good Man’
The theme of isolation is seen throughout the story. Some of the ways it appears include:
Think about your concepts and think of other words that express similar ideas.
|Isolation||Status of Women||Emotions|
Lack of Voice
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