Has Mrs. Wright killed her husband in "A Jury of Her Peers"?

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Since the plot centers around the discovery of a motive to explain the murder in "A Jury of Her Peers," and the clue to this motive is apparently discovered by Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, it certainly seems that Mrs. Wright has, in fact, murdered her husband.

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Since the plot centers around the discovery of a motive to explain the murder in "A Jury of Her Peers," and the clue to this motive is apparently discovered by Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, it certainly seems that Mrs. Wright has, in fact, murdered her husband.

Mrs. Wright has apparently murdered her husband because the canary in the pretty box has had its neck wrung; similarly, Mr. Wright has been killed by having a rope placed around his neck that was tightened until he died. Also, there are indications that Mrs. Wright felt affection for this little songbird who brought music and her only joy in her spartan life. While Mrs. Hale talks to Mrs. Peters, she comments on Mr. Wright:

"...he was a hard man....Like a raw wind that gets to the bone......I should think she would've wanted a bird!"

Hers is obviously a dark world devoid of human companionship and joy because Mrs. Wright has shabby clothes and, without children, she is alone most of each day since Mr. Wright must work all the fields and feed all the animals on their farm. Even when he is home, Mr. Wright is a stony man who rarely talks.

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