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Mrs. Hale recalls how she was always jovial, social and loved singing before in her youth. After her marriage however, she was shut away from what she loved to the extent that she could not move out or be visited by her friends. Her only source of joy was her bird which her husband killed. The two women hide these facts and evidences from the two men to save her from the law. On the other hand, The Abandoned Farmhouse by Ted Kooser gives assumptions of what might have occurred in a farmhouse based on the evidences left behind. For example, the poet assumes that the man was big due to the size of the shoe left behind.
A Jury of Her Peers is identical to Abandoned Farmhouse in all aspects. The main theme in both poems is family conflicts. In A Jury of Her Peers, Mrs. Wright kills her husband due to pain and suffering she encountered as his wife. Despite the sheriff and District Attorney’s inability to find evidences against her, Mrs. Hale and the sheriff’s wife prove that she actually did commit the crime. There are other instances in the story that also show that she killed him: first, she was not in shock and did not even report the matter to the authority. She laughed when asked by Mr. Hale where he was and she blatantly replied that he was dead. Secondly, she claims not to know what happened to her husband despite being present during her husband’s death. She asserts that she was sound asleep. In the Abandoned Farmhouse, the woman leaves in haste, never to return after some conflict with her husband that may have resulted in to serious damages-or even death.
There is also the theme of feminism and women empowerment in both poems. In a Jury of Her Peers, it is evident that women were oppressed and given lesser responsibilities in a male dominated society. After realizing the suffering Minnie Wright went through at the hands of her chauvinist husband, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peter also realize that they did not give her
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