A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell

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In "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell, why is the title ironic? What decision was reached by Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters? Was Mrs. Wright accused for killing her husband and guilty of murder?

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The famous short story "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell tells of two women who accompany their husbands to a remote farmhouse in which a murder has been committed. While the husbands supposedly investigate the murder, the women are able to piece together what really happened because of their observation of domestic details (which the men miss) and because of their empathy for the wife of the murdered man.

Irony in literature can refer to using words in a different way than their actual meanings. The title "A Jury of Her Peers" is ironic because, although the women, who are her true peers, pass judgment on and decide the fate of the...

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