The Justice of Women “A Jury of Her Peers”, by Susan Glaspell, shows two women solving a murder because of their ability to pay attention to little details. Their husbands, who are important men in a small town, by ignoring women’s “trifles” – pans, dirty towels, sewing baskets – are not able to solve the case and even so the men mock the details observed by the women. While women talk about small details like dirty towels and sewing baskets, the men laugh at them and do not see the evidences. The female characters find the strangled bird, killed in the same way as the deceased (John Wright). The strangled bird symbolizes the miserable life of Mrs. Wright because she did not have kids, she possibly treated the bird as her child to sign
Both plays feature women dominated by the men in their lives. Ophelia * Ophelia, once a lovely, vibrant girl, receives cruel and unjust treatment from Hamlet (her fiancé). His treatment of her eventually causes her insanity and subsequent suicide. Mrs. Wright * Wright from Trifles was once a pretty, cheerful young woman who enjoyed singing in the church choir and engaging in other social events. When she marries John Wright, he isolates her on their farm, refusing even to obtain a telephone and kills the one possession that is precious to her - her little singing bird.
Many men fell for this and in my opinion she became very powerful in a sense. I believe Cathy was a very selfish character. While reading East of Eden I thought that she might have had mental problems. I was furious that she tried to kill her baby and later on lied about why say tried to do such a thing. Then when she gave birth to her twins sons, she acted as if she did not want them and I believe that Cathy was selfish was because she shot her husband in the shoulder.
I know this because Lysandra still hates Elaine and now directs her famous, hateful poetry at her years later. Elaine proves this by saying, “The words claw out from the page like so many birds of prey. And all of them seem to be moving in my direction.” (73). Lysandra’s conflict with herself (inability to forgive and move forward) is a negative way in dealing with conflicts or treating your friends. I know this because Lysandra is holding a grudge on something that happened a while back that could’ve been a great friend-ship, she’s also famous now so why does it matter?
Peters and Mrs. Hale find the birdcage hidden in the kitchen cabinets, it is a form of symbolism to the confinement Minne was experiencing in her own home. Mrs. Hale also makes a point to the men that she doesn’t communicate with her neighbor as much as she would have liked because the house “never seemed a cheerful place.” The lack of communication to those outside of her house may have lead Minnie to her decision to murder her husband. The broken hinge on the birdcage and the dead bird leads the reader to believe that Mr. Wright was an abusive husband. The bird symbolizes the true essence of Minne’s spirit and happiness. Just like Mr. Wright killed the bird, he also “killed” his wife’s singing spirit.
At the beginning of this chapter Scout feels as if Atticus is boring because he simply isn’t like all the other fathers. 65. Q:According to Miss Maudie, why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird? A: It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they don’t cause any harm all they do is make music for people to enjoy , and sing their hearts out for them. 66.
With Arlene, he was able to assess that she was afraid of him because of his scar – and partially because she was aware that he was following them. Furthermore, he understood that she was lonely and her feelings were hurt because no one had asked for a lap dance – a prank Jungle Julia played on her through the radio. This is evident when he tells Arlene that she looked “touché” and when she asks for clarification, he explains: Wounded, slightly… Because you expected
The aspect of the ‘mockingbird’ in the text occurs frequently. The topic of a mockingbird symbolizes the distorted lives of Boo Radley and Tom Robinson and there lives make the readers lose a piece of innocence through their perspectives. The children are warned that it is a “sin to kill a mockingbird because all it does is sing”. Tom Robinson is an example of a gentle person who has done no harm and only tried to help others however his life is made a mockery from the town’s people and this realization for us makes us loos the innocence we have before reading this. Additionally, Boo Radley has a distorted version of what might have been a normal life but because of his background and individual circumstances such as the knowledge that “he lives with his brother, and Miss Stephanie claims that she saw Boo Radley stab
When having heard an owl, she cries ‘Hark, Peace!’ This remark shows you that she is jittery, as on a normal occasion she wouldn’t have even noticed the owl because based on what we know of her character so far she isn’t the jumpy type of person. It’s also slightly ironic how she calls out for ‘peace’ because you automatically make the connection to god’s peace: whereas the audience all knows she is damned. You also surprisingly see a psychological vulnerability in Lady Macbeth. She tells Macbeth that Duncan ‘resembled my father as he slept,’ and if it weren’t for that she would have murdered him herself. This is wildly contradicting her cold persona.
Martin Luther King Jr. defines this love as agape, or “a disinterested love in which the individual seeks not his own good, but the good of his neighbor…it begins by loving others for their sakes…it’s a love seeking to preserve and create community” (King 19). Harper Lee demonstrates her “love story” in To Kill A Mockingbird by showing that through the problem of ignorance and its resulting prejudice, the solution in combatting these two problems is with compassionate understanding. The citizens of Maycomb are so consumed by ignorance that they can’t accept white people having anything to do with blacks, let alone having an affair with them. In this quote, Dolphus Raymond explains to Jem, Scout, and Dill why he “drinks” out of a paper bag outside of the courthouse, “I try to give ‘em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason.