“A Jury of Her Peers,” is about a criminal act.
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Henry's A Municipal Report and Susan Glaspell's A Jury of Her Peers
The jury did not believe her story that she slept through the killing, and she was found guilty.
Susan Glaspell originally wrote "A Jury of Her Peers" as a play entitled Trifles, produced in 1916.
The short stories “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl and “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell both incorporate this portrayal of women by telling the story of a wife murdering her husband, and how the women utilize their gender roles to manipulate the justice system, which is predominately controlled by men....