Lamb To The Slaughter Comparison

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Thesis: “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “A Jury of her Peers” are two short stories that have many similarities, but also have their fair share of differences. Each story can be compared, showing correlation between them, and then compared to show the outliers between them.

“Lamb to the Slaughter,” and “A Jury of her Peers” are similar in many ways. In both of the short stories, the main plot is about a wife who is dissatisfied with the husband’s choices, and how the husband treats each of the wives. They are both fed up with how the husband and how he treats them, and so they decide to murder the husband. The two wives are introduced as sane, but after the murder, it becomes clear that neither one of them are completely “right” in the head.
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In “Lamb to the Slaughter,” the author directly stated that the wife murdered the husband. You learned this at the very beginning of the story. Unlike “Lamb to the Slaughter,” the author of, “A Jury of her Peers,” did not state how or why the wife committed the crime, but gave you the opportunity to make inferences, and learn more about the murder, as the story progressed. “In Lamb to the Slaughter,” a large part of the story was trying to hide the crime she committed, to make sure she was not sent to jail. The reason that the wife cared so much about going to jail, was because she was expecting a baby. “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “A Jury of her Peers” were also different because of the perspective of each story teller. “In Lamb to the Slaughter,” the story is told by the wife, so you knew everything the wife did and saw. In “A Jury of her Peers,” the story was told by the investigators wives, so you learned about everything at the same time that they did. In “Jury of her Peers,” the police that came were random police, who you knew little about. The police that showed up in “Lamb to the Slaughter,” were mostly friends of the husband, and treated the wife with much respect and care. The timing of the two stories were very similar, but the location seemed to be much different. “A Jury of her Peers” seemed to be set in a small, spread out, country town, while Lamb to the Slaughter seemed to be set in a

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