Historical Context in A Jury of Her Peers
“A Jury of Her Peers” was written and situated in early 1900s America. During this time, women were bound by strict societal expectations, and largely restricted to the domestic sphere. Various instances of language in the narrative serve as indicators of this time. Glaspell uses her narrative to criticize sexism and female subordination. In this way, Glaspell’s narrative remains relevant to issues of gender and sexism that still exist today.