Motif in A Jury of Her Peers

Motif Examples in A Jury of Her Peers:

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""Like a raw wind that gets to the bone."..."   (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.