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How Gender Roles Affect A Jury of Her Peers Since the time when Eve set herself apart from Adam by consuming the forbidden fruit there always has been vast differences in the way men and women conduct themselves These differences are very common among sexes and are also easy to distinguish For instance more women tend to cry in sad movies than men do This is because women are more emotional than men and can often express their feelings easier But probably the most popular difference between men and women would be how women have the ability to go shopping for an entire day whereas men will leave after they get what they want These differences between men and women are constantly being portrayed in the media and moreover literature The piece of literature I will discuss is Susan Glaspells A Jury of Her Peers where Glaspell exemplifies the differences between men and women as they conduct their investigation of the murder of Mr Wright From the beginning of the investigation the men and women had vast differences in the way they went about looking for substantial evidence For instance the men approached the house with confidence and seemed to feel indifferent towards the situation even though the murder victim was a close acquaintance But the women approached the house with caution and hesitation Mrs Martha Hales first thought as she encountered the crime scene was how in the past she thought I ought to go over and see Minnie Foster Martha regretted the fact that she never visited her long time friend except when it was too late Also when the county attorney asked Mr Hale what happened the day before Mrs Hale was worried that he would add unnecessary comments and make things harder on Minnie Foster This indicates that Martha Hale immediately sympathized with Minnie Foster although she had done something as wrong as killing Instead of acknowledging the
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