In 1916-17 Susan Glaspell wrote Trifles, a play, and "A Jury of her Peers," a short story, about a woman who may have killed her husband after years of mental, verbal, and possible physical abuse. With very little evidence, two of our fall 2008, 1102 classes have tried the woman.
Click on either Dale Mabry trial, Plant City trial, or both links, and YOU be the judge.
Just below the Plant City trial link is the jury deliberations.
For background info, review the texts by clicking on the appropriate link at the left. A brief bio of the author is also a click away on the left nav bar. Another link leads to a dramatic recreation of what may have happened earlier in the evening of John Wright's death.