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What is the point of view in "A Jury of Her Peers"?

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sktillm | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 18, 2009 at 8:53 AM via web

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What is the point of view in "A Jury of Her Peers"?

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troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted February 18, 2009 at 9:47 AM (Answer #1)

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The point of view in this story is from Mrs. Hale's perspective.  It is in third person limited.  We don't know what all of the characters are thinking, and we mostly get the thoughts from Mrs. Hale.  Through her eyes we learn that Minnie did not have a happy life with her husband John.  He took away everything that filled her life with happiness.  Mrs. Hale was able to see how the evidence was beginning to stack up against Minnie in the murder of her husband.  Her kitchen was a mess, her stitches in her quilting were uneven, and her poor bird had been taken from her.  These point to her being guilty because he was drowning her in a lifestyle she did not deserve.  We learn these specifics through Mrs. Hale.

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