Motif in A Jury of Her Peers
Motif Examples in A Jury of Her Peers:
A Jury of Her Peers 1
""Like a raw wind that gets to the bone."..." See in text (A Jury of Her Peers)
This phrase draws on motifs established early on in the story. For example, the story’s opening sentence includes a strikingly similar image in which Mrs. Hale “got a cut of the north wind.” These threads of stormy weather and violence weave their way throughout the story, and cross in this moment. On a metaphorical level, the “raw wind that gets to the bone” evokes Mr. Wright’s capacity for psychological coldness and violence.