Due to the homes dreadful setting and appearance no one wanted to visit the friendless and lonesome Mrs. Wright. In “A Jury of Her Peers” Glaspell described the kitchen as a cluttered and untidy mess. The kitchen symbolizes life inside the house and the confusion it entailed for Mrs. Wright. “Her eye was caught by a dish-towel in the middle of the kitchen table. Slowly she moved toward the table.
Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies? Mrs. Hale (stiffly): There’s a great deal of work to be done on a farm. (Glaspell, 2011, p. 143) I think that Mr. Wright may have been the kind of person that had maybe two different personalities. In the public eye he was remembered as a “good man”, but then at home he neglected his wife’s happiness and paid little attention what she may have wanted or what she may had enjoyed. (2011) The play centers on the motive for his murder, in which the men are trying fiercely to prove that Mrs. Wright have committed the murder of her husband not knowing that Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale had already just about put the pieces together themselves.
He seems to talk down to the women during the entire story. He then looked inside the cupboard in the kitchen and says, “Here’s a fine mess” (Glaspell 256). This is another form of talking down to women, meaning the kitchen is the women’s place and it should be kept tidy. He also comments on all the hard work Minnie put into her preserves and says, “…she may have something more serious than preserves to worry about” (256). The county attorney’s opinion is that women are just simple, trivial people that are used to worrying over “trifles” (256).
The second checked for improper labeling and advertising for foods and drugs. That is one economical problem fixed by the muckrakers. One social problem was addressed by women themselves, Women’s Suffrage. Women did not have the right to vote or sustain a job outside of the house. Many machines such as the vacuum and the sewing machine reduced the need for certain housework.
Minnie Foster is also a victim of marital oppression. Mr. Wright is portrayed as one who sucked all the personality out of Minnie Foster. This is one of the main reasons why people believe that Minnie Foster killed her husband. However, it seems that the thing that drove Minnie Foster the most to kill her husband was the death of her singing bird. From the text, it is believed that Mr. Wright is the one to hold responsible for the death of Minnie Foster’s bird.
Scout thinks Walter does not know how to eat and embarrasses him at the dinner table. Calpurnia got furious after listening to what Scout said. She called her in the kitchen and explained to her about the different types of folks such as the Cunningham. Calpurnia acts as a mother by correcting her and spanking her for not treating Walter like Company. Not only this influences Scout but also gives her education about different people.
Treatment towards women in the pass had been a nightmare women were expected to be at home and take care of household type things. for example like cooking , taking care of kids , cleaning , washing clothes , etc. this type of treatment is very sexist men looked down on women when it came to being independent and being able to fend for themselves . Reflect with the story A & P by John Updike the girls that went inside the store with their bikini tops, a soon they enter to store some guys look to their and start talking behind and criticize, the manager of the store Lengel chastises the girls for entering the store in bathing suits, citing store policy. This man is sexiest I can tell this because this man talk rudely to the girls sometimes
Griersons’ home. For the women their explanation was her male servant’s lack of ability to clean properly. “Just as if a man-any man—could keep a kitchen properly”. (Faulkner 31). Judge Steven on the other hand seems to notice that it is the smell of decomposition coming from the home when he states “it’s probably just a snake or rat that nigger of hers killed in the yard”.
“We’ll get a new washing machine.” I reached for the newspaper then I realized that this too would never work. It was too risky. I’d probably get a hernia trying to haul the old one to the curb. Or, worse, the lid could bounce open, exposing the dead mouse to my line of vision. I scanned the kitchen for potential mouse removal tools.
Never achieving her dreams paragraph quotes: Steinbeck inevitably brings out the reader’s sympathy towards Curley’s Wife when she dies in the book. In the scene where Lennie kills Curley’s Wife, we are made to understand that she is just as helpless to Lennie’s brute force as the mouse or the dog were earlier in the book. Furthermore the word “writhed”, that is used to describe Curley’s Wife as she attempts to escape