Assignment Sheet: A Jury of Her Peers by Susan Glaspell
Topic: Characters do what they do because of their various motivations and
desires. Often, their desires conflict with their ethical or moral
responsibilities. For example, a personal belief, a love, a thirst for vengeance,
a resolve to rectify a wrong, or some other ambition may cause a character to
conflict with a moral obligation. Write about “A Jury of Her Peers” in which
Minnie’s motivations/desires conflict with her ethical responsibilities.
Remember that you are analyzing the literary text–not commenting on whether
or not the behaviors are ethical or “right” in your opinion. Instead, you should
focus on the moral dilemma the character experiences and analyze how he/she
wrestles with this dilemma. What literary elements draw out the conflict?
The character’s conflict is one of __________________ which is driven by a motive (thoughts/fears/emotions) of ____________ , and eventually leads the character to react by ___________________ which shows that _____________. This conflict is highlighted through the literary elements of _________ and ______________.
Format: MLA, 12, TNR, DS, Header, Heading with the essay title, 3rd person. Type the word count at the end of your conclusion. To figure out the word count, highlight your introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion, use the keys Control, Shift, and C at the same time.
Minimum Content: Introduction with a solid thesis, minimum of three body paragraphs with two pieces of evidence each, conclusion, and minimum 750 words. Do not stop writing because you have hit the word limit. Similarly, continue to write body paragraphs if you have not met the word limit.
Due Dates: (The writing that you submit for checkpoints can always be changed for the final draft of the paper. In fact, I will look for you to have made revisions from submitted checkpoint material.)
A eassy with 3 body paragraphs a conclusion and a introduction