Symbolism in the story “Jury of Her Peers”

In the short story “Jury of her peers”, Susan Glaspell has used symbolism in many of the instances. From the names of the main characters to chairs and birds, she used many symbols to symbolize different things and feelings.

The names of the characters are very significant in this story. The story focuses much on the characters John and Minnie Wright. The name Minnie is used symbolically. The word Minnie is derived from minimized which is a description of her broken relationship with John and also the insensitivity towards women in the society by men. The act of women taking their husbands names is also very symbolic in this story. The role placed on women by the society is defined by their husbands. For example, Mrs. Peter is married to Mr. Peter, who is a sheriff. The court

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