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Who are the characters in A Jury of her Peers?

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kiera77 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 15, 2007 at 2:38 AM via web

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Who are the characters in A Jury of her Peers?

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted November 15, 2007 at 2:46 AM (Answer #1)

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The characters are:

John and Minnie Wright: John's murder (his wife is the main suspect) is what sets the story in motion. Neither of them actually appear in the story.

Martha Hale: The only character to appear in the entire story, she is sympathetic to Minnie and helps conceal evidence.

Sheriff Peters: The lawman who wants to close the case and doesn't listen to the women in the story.

Peters' Wife: She is also sympathetic to Minnie Wright and helps Martha.

Lewis Hale: Considered the principal witness, he also misses clues as to what really happened.

George Henderson: He is the lawyer whose job it is to convict Mrs. Wright.

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