By Audrey Andrews
January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for trying to homicide her estranged husband. quickly after, Audrey Andrews starts to jot down her e-book. Audrey and Dorothy had recognized one another as young children, however the identity of Andrews with Joudrie is going past simply the twist of fate of a youth acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to an identical societal constraints put on women and girls through the years instantly following international struggle II, the years during which they'd ready for his or her grownup lives. expectancies, placidly authorized then, are actually visible as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did those expectancies have a few half in inflicting the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie’s existence?
while Andrews tried to appreciate why Dorothy Joudrie had attempted to kill her husband, and to jot down Joudrie’s tale, she started to research her personal existence, 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 problematic and infrequently ephemeral pursuit. Any tale she wrote may well simply be her model of Joudrie’s event. however, it used to be vital to be as sincere as she may possibly approximately her interpretation of that existence. She decided to teach rigorously and effectively the wear that were performed to 1 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 top as much as the trial, the trial itself and the impression of Joudrie’s trial at the lifetime of Audrey Andrews.
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Be Good, Sweet Maid: The Trials of Dorothy Joudrie (Life Writing) by Audrey Andrews