how are the the men and women portrayed in jury of her peers?

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In "A Jury of her Peers" the men and women of the unnamed town are presented with the same clues behind the murder of Mr. Wright.  However, the women are the ones who solve, cover up, and understand the act behind the murder while the men overlook the clues thinking Mrs. Wright (Minnie) was just a bad housekeeper. The sheriff dismisses the evidence quickly and then continuing criticizes Minnie's housework.

"Nothing here but kitchen things," he said, with a little laugh for the insignificance of kitchen things.

 

"Dirty towelsl Not much of a housekeeper, would you say, ladies?"

He kicked his foot against some dirty pans under the sink.

"There's a great deal of work...

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