By Audrey Andrews
January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for trying to homicide her estranged husband. quickly after, Audrey Andrews starts off to put in writing her booklet. Audrey and Dorothy had identified one another as teenagers, however the identity of Andrews with Joudrie is going past only the twist of fate of a youth acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to an analogous societal constraints put on women and girls through the years instantly following global struggle II, the years within which they'd ready for his or her grownup lives. expectancies, placidly permitted then, are actually noticeable as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did those expectancies have a few half in inflicting the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie’s lifestyles?
whilst Andrews tried to appreciate why Dorothy Joudrie had attempted to kill her husband, and to write down Joudrie’s tale, she started to learn her personal lifestyles, her personal expectancies ― these she had of herself and people others had of her. She additionally learned that telling the tale of an individual is an complex and infrequently ephemeral pursuit. Any tale she wrote may perhaps in basic terms be her model of Joudrie’s event. however, it used to be vital to be as sincere as she might approximately her interpretation of that lifestyles. She made up our minds to teach rigorously and correctly the wear that have been performed to at least one girl ― harm that remains being performed to many others ― via prejudice, attitudes, traditions and the associations which are nonetheless the root of our society, and of our lives, daily.
the result's a desirable account of occasions best as much as the trial, the trial itself and the influence of Joudrie’s trial at the lifetime of Audrey Andrews.