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In the short story "A Jury of Her Peers," what was Mrs. Wright's psychological analysis?

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Mrs. Wright is a lonely woman whose marriage cut her off from the rest of the world and what she loved. Though the men investigating the case, Sheriff Peters and Mr. Hale, can't find any evidence in the house that explains why Mrs. Wright might have killed her husband, their wives, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters, are able to piece together Mrs. Wright's psychological makeup.

The women recall that Mrs. Wright, formerly Minnie Foster, used to be fond of singing before she was married; however, married life has not permitted her to continue this interest. In addition, Mrs. Wright has no children and lives in a remote farmhouse that leaves her with endless work and little time to socialize. The women find a dead bird; they believe that it had been Mrs. Wright's pet and that it was killed by...

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