What do the male characters learn from their investigation in "A Jury of Her Peers"?

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In Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers the men are searching for evidence that Mrs. Wright has killed her husband. They search the house, both inside and out, searching for a motive. Considering the time period, they completely ignore certain areas such as the kitchen, because they feel...

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In Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers the men are searching for evidence that Mrs. Wright has killed her husband. They search the house, both inside and out, searching for a motive. Considering the time period, they completely ignore certain areas such as the kitchen, because they feel that is where the women belong. By ignoring the kitchen, which is the most likely room (in that time period) to find evidence, they completely miss a few items that would help them show that Mrs. Wright had a clear motive.

The men of the story don't find any substantial evidence, mostly because they search the bedroom where the murder happened, and outside. Their biggest obstacle is that they don't seem able to get into the mind of a woman and understand her motives. The main thing they do is mock the women who are there to bring Mrs. Wright some items she needs in jail.

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