The Secret Harboring of Fugitives Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Secret Harboring of Fugitives
This paper discusses the secret harboring of fugitives and knowledge while comparing Susan Glaspell's work "A Jury of Her Peers" and Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer".
# 110846 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that both Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" and Susan Glaspell's "A Jury of Her Peers," depict law-abiding individuals who gradually come to identify with people who have violated the law. The writer looks at both works in order to examine this issue. The writer maintains that as a result of their identification with these individuals who have allegedly transgressed, the married women of Glaspell's tale and Conrad's nameless sea captain gain a new sense of identity. The writer concludes that the changes undergone by the characters in both works are both external and internal, and both are life-long changes, although the changes that take place in the Glaspell story may have greater external consequences.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Conrad, Joseph. "The Secret Sharer." Project Gutenberg e-text. 9 Feb 2008
  • Glaspell, Susan. "A Jury of Her Peers." Full text. 9 Feb 2008.

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