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As she hurriedly wound that round her head her eye made a scandalized sweep of her kitchen. It was no ordinary thing that called her away--it was probably further from ordinary than anything that had ever happened in Dickson County.
But what her eye took in was that her kitchen was in no shape for leaving: She hated to see things half done; but she had been at that when the team from town stopped to get Mr. Hale, and then the sheriff came running in to say his wife wished Mrs. Hale would come too--adding, with a grin, that he guessed she was getting scary and wanted another woman along.
So she had dropped everything right where it was. After she had the robes tucked around her she took another look at the woman who sat beside her on the back seat. She had met Mrs. Peters the year before at the county fair, and the thing she remembered about her was that she didn't seem like a sheriff's wife.
She was small and thin and didn't have a strong voice. Gorman, sheriff's wife before Gorman went out and Peters came in, had a voice that somehow seemed to be backing up the law with every word.
Peters didn't look like a sheriff's wife, Peters made it up in looking like a sheriff. He was to a dot the kind of man who could get himself elected sheriff--a heavy man with a big voice, who was particularly genial with the law-abiding, as if to make it plain that he knew the difference between criminals and non-criminals.
And right there it came into Mrs. Hale's mind, with a stab, that this man who was so pleasant and lively with all of them was going to the Wrights' now as a sheriff.
Peters at last ventured, as if she felt they ought to be talking as well as the men. Hale scarcely finished her reply, for they had gone up a little hill and could see the Wright place now, and seeing it did not make her feel like talking.
It looked very lonesome this cold March morning. It had always been a lonesome-looking place. It was down in a hollow, and the poplar trees around it were lonesome-looking trees. The men were looking at it and talking about what had happened. The county attorney was bending to one side of the buggy, and kept looking steadily at the place as they drew up to it.
Peters said nervously, as the two women were about to follow the men in through the kitchen door. Even after she had her foot on the door-step, her hand on the knob, Martha Hale had a moment of feeling she could not cross that threshold.
And the reason it seemed she couldn't cross it now was simply because she hadn't crossed it before. Time and time again it had been in her mind, "I ought to go over and see Minnie Foster"--she still thought of her as Minnie Foster, though for twenty years she had been Mrs.
And then there was always something to do and Minnie Foster would go from her mind. But now she could come.The climax of Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers," the moment of highest emotional intensity, occurs when Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale decide to hide the damning evidence of the dead bird.
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Media Manipulation of the Masses - The media’s manipulation of society is a real and scary issue that leads to many of the psychosocial, financial, and political issues that the American populace faces on a daily basis. So they make themselves a jury of her peers who understand Minnie’s actions and judge her as justified.
Knotting the quilt is, of course, a metaphor for Minnie’s act of killing her husband with a rope, and the men miss this metaphor entirely.
A Jury of Her Peers study guide contains a biography of Susan Glaspell, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. About A Jury of Her Peers A Jury of Her Peers Summary. A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell When Martha Hale opened the storm-door and got a cut of the north wind, she ran back for her big woolen scarf.