Compare And Contrast Trifles And A Jury Of Her Peers

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The stories Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers” are both written by Susan Glaspell. The main event in both Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers” is a murder in the kitchen. Both stories cover the murder of Mrs.Wright’s husband. But, while both Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers” are about the same story, and the characters are the same, the points of view differ in the two texts. Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers” are two texts about the murder of the same man, John Wright. The culprit of this murder is suspected to be his wife. In Trifles and “A Jury of Her Peers”, he dies the same way. In “A Jury of Her Peers” the author writes, “He died of a rope around his neck” (Jury 3). It’s suspected in both works that Mrs. Wright put a rope around his neck while he was sleeping. The first person to discover that Mr. Wright is dead is Mr. …show more content…

Trifles is written in a third person objective point of view. The text is a play, with narration giving detailed descriptions of the actions done by the characters. For example a description of an action done by a character in Trifles would be “After taking a step forward” (Trifles 709). That narration is describing what the characters are doing and gives the reader a better image of what the characters are doing. “A Jury of Her Peers” has a different point of view, third person limited. The reader is only made aware of the feelings and thoughts of one character. In “A Jury of Her Peers” the only character that has viewable feelings and thoughts is Mrs. Hale, the sheriff’s wife. She is the only character that the reader can see the thoughts of, an example of this is on page one of “A Jury of Her Peers” , “She hated to see things half done…” (Glaspell). Mrs. Hale has had to leave her bread undone and the reader can see that she doesn’t feel comfortable with that. That’s example of third person limited in “A Jury of Her

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how susan glaspell's trifles and "a jury of her peers" are about the same story and characters, but the points of view differ.
  • Analyzes how trifles and "a jury of her peers" are two texts about the murder of the same man, john wright.
  • Compares "a jury of her peers" and "trifles" in that john wright is an oppressive man, limiting his wife and making her life sad and lonely. the women in both works are understanding and viewed as minor.
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