A Jury Of Her Peers By Susan Glaspell

1674 Words Feb 15th, 2015 7 Pages
Austin Jones
English 230-1195
February 14, 2015
Short Fiction and Essay Writing: First Draft

During the 19th many men exercised a sexist perspective towards women. During that time many women were not allowed to seek an education, career, any form of independence and were merely seen as caretakers. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” Charlotte Gilman Illustrates the controlling behavior that men had exercises on their wives, and the lack of freedom women had to make independent decisions. In “A Jury of Her Peers” Susan Glaspell illustrates how men exercised prejudice against women by focusing on the sexist perspective of two men during a lawful investigation which rendered them incapable of understanding what actually occurred. Analyzing the work of writers like Gilman and Glaspell is a powerful way to examine, understand, and further prevent these kinds of attitudes, behaviors, and actions towards women now. Mankind is not defined by the male gender. The word is used to define the collective human race, which means that we are all equal. For a man to think of a women as anything less than himself is by nature wrong and can lead to the violation of human and civil rights. During the 19th century many women lacked the independence they deserved and many were relatively confined to their households. This is also due to the fact that women were only given responsibilities related to the household, such as cleaning, cooking, and child rearing. Many Young women were discouraged from…
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