A Jury Of Her Peers By Susan Glaspell Essay

1053 Words Dec 14th, 2015 5 Pages
A Jury of her Peers written by Susan Glaspell is one of the most famous and well known stories around the 1900s. This story is a devoted adaptation of the play trifle produced one year before. The play was such a success it was even named one of the best short stories written in American theater. The short story and play are very similar and only had to make a few minor changes. Although, they are mostly similar, there are things that are different about them. The setting of the two are the same, as well as the plot points. While, the characterization and title is different. The setting in both take place in Dickson County, Nebraska near a farm. It is very cold around the time of the story and the characters’ lives revolve around the 1900s. Throughout the story you see it as just a simple mystery, yet you realize the deeper meaning which is feminism. “It was no ordinary thing that called her away—it was probably further from ordinary than anything that had ever happened in Dickson County. But what her eye took in was that her kitchen was in no shape for leaving: her bread all ready for mixing, half the flour sifted and half unsifted”. Women in this time were expected in the kitchen to cook and clean. Both the story and play portray this type of setting, which attracts feminist and makes this story so popular. The Plot of the story and play are also the same. The controversy of Minnie and people suspecting that she murdered her husband. Her house now has to be searched,…

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