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This is a story taken from the book Story and Structure by Thomas R Arp and Greg Johnson tenth edition This is a Critical Analysis of the story for my English 102 Class Adam Foster English 102 August 8th 2003 Essay Number Two2 Essay number Two2 Critical Analysis of A jury of her peers This story is about a farmer John Wright who is murdered his wife is arrested for the murder The next day the sheriff the county attorney the sheriffs wife and a neighbor couple go to the Wrightshouse The women are there to pick out some clothes for the accused wife to wear the men are there to find the motive to the murder The main theme in this story is about gender discrimination and the way the men treat and stereotype the women Early in the story one can begin to see the gender discrimination and how the men view the women and women in general The men refer to the women as Mrs Wright Mrs Hale and Mrs Peters To the men the women have no separate identities but are known only through the husbands to whom they are married At the start of the story the sheriff runs into Mrs Hales home asking her is she would come with them all the while grinning because he believed that his wife was getting scared and wanted another woman along to comfort her 358 Once they arrive at the murder scene the investigators pretty much ignore the kitchen In one part The Sheriff says Nothing here but kitchen things 364 all the while he laughs about the insignificance of kitchen things This shows the total lack of respect on the part of a womans duties or a womans things Mr Hales goes on to say Oh well women are used to worrying over trifles Pointing out that what a woman worries about is stupid or too small
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