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In her short story A Jury of Her Peers author Susan Glaspell writes about the investigation of a murder that occurred at a farmhouse in the country The story takes place in the early 1900s before women could sit on juries Therefore whenever a woman was on trial a jury of her peers really was not judging her As the story begins Martha Hale and her husband are being taken by Sheriff Peters with his wife and the county attorney to the isolated home of the Wrights Mr Hale tells the Sheriff and the county attorney that on the previous morning he found Mr Wright strangled to death He also tells them that Mrs Wright claimed that she did not know who had killed him As a result Mrs Wright was arrested and was waiting to be chargedAs they entered the house they came upon the kitchen which would become the central location of the story As the men searched around for any clues they continuously made jokes about the things that the women were concerned about In addition they put the women down at every opportunity What they didnt realize was that the kitchen held many clues as to the life of abuse and violence that Mrs Wright had been forced to endure However the signs that the men had ignored were clearly seen and understood by the women Mrs Hale and Mrs Peters were to gather clothing and to see if they could find any clues while the men turned to their more serious work of trying
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