After reading the story, who do you think holds the power in the story, the men or women?

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Do you mean the story version ("A Jury of Her Peers")? Or the play ("Trifles")?

Assuming you mean the play, I think the men still hold the greater power. They hold legal authority, own greater property, have to make the final decision, etc. However, the women in this play have greater contextual power. In this instance, they determine how things go, because they pay attention to…trifles.


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