Thursday, 23 March 2017
The Jury of her Peers
Female individuals are always in a vulnerable state in most of the society settings in the sense that, most societies overlooks the rights of the female. Indeed, they suffer most when it comes to the times of scenarios such as war as they are always after the children. Further, there is no justice in most of the societies in the world in the manner in which they handle cases that concern the female gender (Glaspell 17). As such, most community settings have rigid stereotypes that do not recognize the role of a woman in a society. Some cultural practices that used to sideline the women interests in the society have changed as some people have become more aware of the human rights that the female have to be granted in any given society level. In addition, the difference in perspective between man and woman sometimes has an impact of marginalizing the female in the community as men are termed to be the most superior gender in a community. Therefore, this has an effect of making the female seem inferior, hence, marginalized as well mishandled at any society that values this aspect. In view of this, the essay seeks to discuss these issues as they apply to any given society. Female Oppression For the purpose of bringing equality into its application, it is vital the every community realizes the role of a woman in a society and gives the room for the female to perform the role with no interference. If this is done well, it will have an effect of bringing justice in a society as every gender will enjoy a fair share of a deal in the community and this will lead to peaceful coexistence in a family. Notwithstanding, most family problems are brought about by the aspects of the fact that men are perceived be more superior to the female. In fact, female are the subject of the men and are therefore expected to submit themselves to men. However, some communities misperceive this fact and, therefore, end up subjecting the women to all forms of hardships. In this view, this essay seeks to discuss the aspects of female oppression, justice, rigid stereotype, and the difference in perspective between men and women. Various books along with journals will be used in the elaboration of these concepts. In the text where such aspects will be drawn from is the one written by a jury of her peers written by Susan Glaspell. The author of a Jury of Her Peers has written many pieces of writing, however, the most outstanding one for those who are concerned with the welfare of the feminine gender is the aforementioned (Buckingham 124). Innately, this story was adapted into a certain play that encompassed the fate of the female in a society whose large dominants are men. As such, this story has attracted the attention of many female scholars as it has well handled the themes that relate to the gender of a person. At the start, the story seems to give a dialog between two women in a given society that appears to be extremely extensive. In actuality, she reveals the stories that underlie a given society whose dominant are the males. In essence, this form of society appears to face numerous forms of conflicts as female feel that they do not receive fair treatments. Thus, they normally struggle to survive in such a community as they do not find any possible way out. Justice As the story starts, there is a controversy that surrounds Minnie Foster Wright, a captive being suspected that she killed her husband by crushing him. Wright's story is not revealed directly as it is told via a conversation that involves Martha Hale, the discoverer of the body belonging to Mr. John Wright along with Mrs. Peters, who is the wife of the resident sheriff. Innately, sheriff requests Mrs. Hale to give them a company as they move to the Wright's home in order to keep his spouse company while the men probe the murder sight. As the conditions bring them together, the women form an instant affiliation as they start collecting some of Minnie's possessions to bring to her in her penitentiary cell. Conclusively, kitchen things are the only things available in the galley that makes men start their search upstairs of the house and in an outhouse. As the start, female are left alone, they begin to notice their evidence about Minnie's possible motive that he foiled her husband. Consequently, Mrs. Hale alongside Mrs. Peters begins to notice details that concern Minnie's life which escape the notification of their companions. They discover that Minnie's secluded existence, the unkempt clothing that she was obliged to wear, her broken furniture, the rundown kitchen where she had to cook and this was all due to her man's miserable inconsiderateness. Ultimately, the two women mishap across two pieces of evidence which pieces Minnie's circumstance together (Mazzarella 212). They plug the circuitous sewing on one of the sheets Minnie was working on, suggesting that she ought to have been angered as she was in an attempt to accomplish her project. Moreover, the precious canary that the two women value, slip away is in a box that she performs her basting operations. Upon the innovation of all these hints, the two female begin a gossip on how Minnie, once friendly and happy, changed into an introvert, isolated woman after wedding her noiseless, emotionless husband. In addition, the two women notice the wrecked axis on the bird pen, gambling that John Wright may have been smothered Minnie's canary; incongruent to the way he slew his consort's spirit by use of his arrogant manner. In effect, they discover the fate of Minnie's strangled canary, the two women speculation that Minnie suppressed her husband as a retaliatory measure as the husband had stifled her canary. As they sympathize with Minnie, the women do not find the significance of notifying their husbands of what they have discovered. As an alternative, they repair the unreliable sewing on Minnie's coverlet and devise a story about the canary's desertion, accusing a fugitive kitten The piece of writing scrutinizes the difficulties of women in a society whereby the males seem to have more influence than the female. Censors are certain that Glaspell whose story has a foundation on a true murder trial whereby women is not permitted to give a service to assessors. In effect, this led to a jury of the female peers in her story to find out their kind of impartiality. Notably, this story his story addresses the issues relating to female subjugation, fairness, the restraining nature of inflexible stereotypes, and the differences in perspective between men and women. All through, men in the story never recognize Minnie Wright's coercion and how it resulted in her to a frantic action. Further, the men's assessment of their wives in the story is weak and only valued as superintendents of the domestic arena, an area the men deliberate irrelevantly. Guaranteed by inflexible stereotypes and the lack of ability engage in Minnie's situation in order to solve the delinquency, the men who are thought to be the prime detectives in the case, lack all the necessary hints and are unintentionally outmaneuvered by their partners. Upon the solving of the case by the two women, they quietly resolve to protect one of their, eventually growing to be their true detectives, the reviewer, and the panel on Minnie's incident. Difference in Perspectives between Men and Women Indeed, Glaspell's play had a significant success as it helped to illustrate themes that face most contemporary community settings. As such, when people read all that she wrote in her copy, they tend to understand certain aspects that are universal to all communities. Therefore, upon reading it now becomes the responsibility of every individual to apply these themes in a more positive manner in the society that they live. Glaspell was compelled to make small alterations so as to adapt nothings in a short story. In this case, she never reveals the main character within her play. In the setting of this play, Minnie becomes a convict of committing a murder case to her husband. Surprisingly, she is guilty of the offense but she never gets anyone to question her action. Innately, three men that comprise of the sheriff who is the county prosecutor along with his neighbor appear to have come in order to collect proofs for the purpose of substantiating the said trial. Consequently, two women who are the wives of the sheriff and neighbor respectively appear to escort the men. Indeed, their motive is to pick up the effects to their female counterpart by the name Minnie. Glaspell competently demonstrates how the men and women appear at the household level. Whereas the male appears to seek substantial proofs to prosecute the accused, the two females appear on the trivialities such as a messy home, an uneven quilting array, and a repressed canary. Subsequently, they resolve that this particular information is a sign of Minnie's inspirations for the assassination. On the same note, the women converse openly concerning Minnie's offensive and dictatorial husband along with discussing the reason that make them empathize with her frantic action. As well, the author constructs a courtroom in the Iowa homestead, and the ladies become assessors who resolve that Minnie is innocent. Moreover, their judgment is based on compassion and humanity other than doing that on legality. Accordingly, for the respect of Minnie's long endurance of sufferings, the two women resolve not to reveal their proofs to their male counterparts. Besides, Martha Hale bakes bread one cold hike morning at the time when the region's most strange humiliation evicts away from her own kitchen. As such, she seems to have been requested by Sheriff Peters to help his spouse in collecting individual possessions to Minnie Wright the one he has incarcerated on a notion of slaying her companion. Next, Martha moves to the Wrights' secluded homestead along with husband by the name Lewis as well as Peters, and George Henderson who is the county's attorney. Then, she recesses prior to the overpass of the threshold along with being astounded with remorse since she had never stayed in the twenty years Minnie who was her infancy acquaintance seems to have been wedded. As a result, she apprehensively listens to her hubby designate approaching to the Wright residence on their inaccessible country road in the prior night. Since his intents are to persuade John Wright so that he can acquire a phone and share the fitting expenses; Martha is optimistic that her husband will not convict Minnie but, however, his comments suggest that Wrights were not favorably married. Additionally, George Henderson takes proceedings as Mr. Hale tells how Mrs. Wright sat impassively stunning in her seat and replied peculiarly to his appeal to meet her hubby. As well, she serenely retorted that even though he was at home, he would remain quiet as he was not alive. As she gathers her overall, she says that he died of a cord around his neck while he was sleeping in the bed with her. Henceforth, she did not know who did it as she was asleep on the inside and she dozed deeply. The fact that Minnie murders her husband appears apparently to the county attorney general though without her acknowledgment. In fact, he is aware that a panel will want to be fixed evidence, particularly when judging a woman for a killing case. As she seeks an indication of an intention, the sheriff stares around at the bakery things and Mr. Hale remarks with a tenor of dominance that women concern over nothings. As she reacts sensitively to the men's arrogance, Martha and Mrs. Peters instinctively move next to each other to defend their neighbor in a manner that suggests that they were true friends. Later, Mr. Hale queries whether the women would even recognize a sign in case they came on it; the males leave the galley to solve the unknown. Rigid Stereotype When it comes to the time of piecing together the mystery it is noted that the two women infer from minute facts, such as dropped sugar that was not washed off the tabletop, as this is supposed to have taken place at the time John Wright was slayed. As they conclude, they remark that John was miserly as a result of Minnie's wrecked stove as well as the much-revamped clothes. Abruptly, Martha apprehends that Minnie formerly a dynamic girl who wore attractive outfits and buzzed in the chorale, reserved to herself after matrimonial since she was humiliated of her scruffy advent. Next, Mrs. Peters apprehends that an individual becomes disheartened and mislays her heart after a long period of seclusion. On the basis of Minnie's pending issues, Martha requests Mrs. Peters whether she understood it was to be quilted or tangled. Accordingly, the males at this juncture comes as they laugh at the trivial inquiry about the coverlet, Mr. Hale contemptuously repeats the procedure. In the instance that encompasses the three men leaving for the outhouse, the women explore extra hints. Henceforth, Mrs. Peters understands unreliable darns as being different from the even darning of the other fragments. Immediately, Martha pulls out the bumpy darns, notwithstanding Mrs. Peters' caution about moving anything. Further, they reminiscence how Mrs. Wright on one occasion sang gorgeously, and they contemplate that she had no doubt of the canary since they get to have a look at the birdcage. Although they look for Minnie's basting things to take them to the prison for her, they notice that her canary is wrapped up in a piece of silk with its neck squeezed. Accordingly, as they attempt to reason out that John ought to have aggressively ragged off the henhouse entry axis and silenced the twittering canary by soaking its neck which inspires the men to make a return. Devoid of plotting any association, the women automatically obscure the numb bird in the darning basket and make justifications dissuade the men's consideration. At the time she is once more unaccompanied with Mrs. Peters, Martha defines her anger at the time a youngster once took a hatchet to her kitten when she was a teenager. At that moment, Mrs. Peters confesses her isolation as she homesteads in secluded Dakota upon the death of her baby. Her recon is on how the men would laugh to pick up their talk about such trifles as a deceased canary. Towards the end of the story, the story denotes Henderson as a person who fails to come up with a cause to look guilty evidence. Additionally, inappropriately comments that in the end find out that Mrs. Wright was not in a position to throw away the material; he asks the ladies to recap the precise darning procedure that was revealed previously. Conclusion In conclusion, the illustrations that are revealed by the journal give an account of how people should live in a community. It just happens indirectly as the negatives are the issues that are more discussed in this book. Discussion on how family matters are supposed to be handled in a subject that has been greatly found the center of this discussion. In effect, the contemporary issues that can face any given community are well described in the essay as prescribed from the text that was under discussion. Any given society should look at the theme of female oppression in the said society so that all people can exercise a good lifetime. In fact, a community that comprise of reader who can take time and read all that the article encompasses would find it healthy in the long run. In actuality, aspects such as justice are also discussed apparently, as that the current societies are faced with the problems that relate to the issues of injustices. In this regard, people should consider the application of the themes that entails fairness and justice. Additionally, the sources that can provide on how justice can be conveyed to a community should be well used by those who claim that they have got the ability to handle issues that concern the other people. As such, it will be possible to impact effective forms of justices in the society and this will serve to the advantage of the individuals that comprise of the said community. Furthermore, the issue of fixed stereotypes along with the issue of the differences in perspective between men and women in any given society will simply encompass all that has been discussed in the essay. Innately, it is crucial for any given community to evolve and not adapt a rigid culture that cannot be altered as per the prevailing circumstances. The cultural practices that are adopted by any society should encompass good values in that particular community. Works Cited Buckingham, David. Youth, identity, and digital media. Washington: MIT Press, 2010. Print. Glaspell, Susan. Trifles. Washington: Baker's Plays, 2010. Print. Mazzarella, Sharon R. Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity. Washington: Peter Lang, 2010. Print.