A Jury of Her Peers Discussion Questions

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"A Jury of Her Peers" is based on Glaspell's own one-act play Trifles. Consider what reasons the author may have had for rewriting the play in short story form. What are the main differences between telling a story through marathon and telling It through drama? How might the story be different if it were adapted as another form, such as a poem or a film?

Read Trifles and write an essay comparing the differences between the short story and the play. Which gives you a better idea of who Minnie is? Are there any improvements that you find notable in the short story? Any distractions?

Think about the significance of the title" A Jury of Her Peers." What images might it evoke for a reader? What might it represent in relation to the story?

Glaspell's story demonstrates the domes roles women were...

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