The murdered man, and husband of Minnie Wright, whose death forms the backdrop for the events of the story. In the eyes of society, John Wright was respectable. He did not exhibit any of the traits that other men would frown upon such as drinking excessively or failing to pay his debts. Martha Hale, on the other hand, acknowledges the difficult aspects of John Wright’s personality, telling Mrs. Peters of his hardness, quietness, and the lonely life he would have given his wife. John Wright’s cruelty to Minnie is revealed even further over the course of the story.
John Wright Quotes in A Jury of Her Peers
The A Jury of Her Peers quotes below are all either spoken by John Wright or refer to John Wright. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the University of Iowa Press edition of A Jury of Her Peers published in 2010.).
A Jury of Her Peers Quotes
“Mr. Henderson said, coming out, that what was needed for the case was a motive. Something to show anger—or sudden feeling.”
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John Wright Character Timeline in A Jury of Her Peers
The timeline below shows where the character John Wright appears in A Jury of Her Peers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...had stopped by to visit the Wrights’ home the day before. Previously, he had asked John Wright about sharing the expense for a party line telephone, but Wright wasn’t interested and Mr.... (full context)
...Henderson considers whether anything in the kitchen could be evidence pertaining to the murder of John Wright , but Mr. Peters quickly disagrees, saying that he sees “only kitchen things” there. Before... (full context)
...garments she wore regularly. Minnie’s clothes are old and worn and Mrs. Hale comments that John Wright must not have provided Minnie with the financial support to be well dressed. She hasn’t... (full context)
...about the Minnie Foster she knew and says that she changed dramatically after she married John Wright . Mrs. Hale proposes the idea of bringing the quilt along with the clothes to... (full context)