January 31, 2005

A Jury of her Peers

While reading, "A Jury of her Peers" I think that the main theme was friendship, not murder. "A Jury of her Peers" showed how two women stuck together for women that they thought they knew and understood. There is no reason why they did this, just the fact that they did. I think it was a great way to show the power of friendship. Minnie and Martha haven't been friends for years and when Minnie got in trouble Martha still stuck up for her. She felt bad that she did not go and visit her long lost friend.

What's odd with this story is that Mrs. Peters knew the secret alos and kept it. She did not know Minnie and was not friend with her, but for some reason she protected her and wanted to help. It shows how sympathy and pity for someone can make you act in irrational ways. I think it's a great story and stands for many things.

Posted by GinaBurgese at January 31, 2005 12:04 PM | TrackBack
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do you not also think that the story was ironic in the fact that woman of this era are not allowed to take part in a jury, but Mrs. Hales and Mrs. Peters were the ones that ultimately decided the fate of Minnie Wright?

Posted by: Kyle Albert at January 18, 2006 6:30 PM

what about the power relationships between men and women, man and wife? the countless degrading remarks made by the men makes the author all the more cynical. This story is as much concerned with rights and feminism as with any other theme.

Posted by: jo at February 16, 2006 6:09 AM

the theme is the clasic struggle between men and women

Posted by: jeremy at October 22, 2006 10:07 PM

its the struggle between men and women, yo

Posted by: Moose at December 19, 2006 12:15 AM
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