A Jury of Her Peers

Lewis Hale Character Analysis

A middle-aged local farmer who visited the Wrights’ home and discovered Minnie calmly pleating her apron as her husband lay murdered in his bed. He accompanies Henderson and Peters, although not a legal authority, because of his firsthand account of the case. Mrs. Hale worries that her husband will reveal his tendency to “say unnecessary things” and make things more difficult for Minnie when telling the story of his discovery.

Lewis Hale Quotes in A Jury of Her Peers

The A Jury of Her Peers quotes below are all either spoken by Lewis Hale or refer to Lewis Hale. 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:
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A Jury of Her Peers Quotes

“Oh, well, women are used to worrying over trifles.”

Related Characters: Lewis Hale (speaker), Mrs. Peters, Martha Hale, Minnie Wright
Related Symbols: Trifles, Canning Jars of Fruit
Page Number: 87
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“I’d hate to have men comin’ into my kitchen…snoopin’ round and criticizin’.” “Of course it’s no more than their duty.”

Related Characters: Lewis Hale (speaker), Mrs. Peters (speaker), George Henderson, Henry Peters
Page Number: 89
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“They think it was such a—funny way to kill a man.”
“That’s just what Mr. Hale said….There was a gun in the house. He says that’s what he can’t understand.”

Related Characters: Mrs. Peters (speaker), Martha Hale (speaker), Lewis Hale, Minnie Wright
Page Number: 91
Explanation and Analysis:

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Lewis Hale Character Timeline in A Jury of Her Peers

The timeline below shows where the character Lewis Hale appears in A Jury of Her Peers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
A Jury of Her Peers
The Subjugation of Women Theme Icon
...group of her neighbors who wait outside. The group stopped to pick up her husband, Lewis Hale , but the sheriff, Henry Peters, asked that Martha Hale come along as well to... (full context)
The Subjugation of Women Theme Icon
Male Obliviousness to Women’s Importance Theme Icon
Crime and Punishment Theme Icon
The group stands in the Wrights’ kitchen and Mr. Peters asks Lewis Hale to describe what he witnessed at the farmhouse the day before. Mrs. Hale looks on... (full context)
The Subjugation of Women Theme Icon
Legal Obligations vs. Gender Loyalty Theme Icon
Mr. Hale recounts how he had stopped by to visit the Wrights’ home the day before. Previously,... (full context)
The Subjugation of Women Theme Icon
Crime and Punishment Theme Icon
Mr. Hale discovered John Wright’s body in his bed upstairs with the rope still in place. Hale... (full context)
The Subjugation of Women Theme Icon
Crime and Punishment Theme Icon
...that Minnie could worry about her domestic projects in the face of her serious situation. Mr. Hale responds that “women are used to worrying over trifles.” (full context)
The Subjugation of Women Theme Icon
Male Obliviousness to Women’s Importance Theme Icon
...jail. George Henderson asks the women to keep their eyes open for any clues, but Mr. Hale wonders if the women would know a clue if they found one. The men go... (full context)