Mary Maloney's Lamb To The Slaughter Argument

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Lamb to the slaughter argument Murder has been a problem in the past years in America, but no matter what kind of murder, who is murdered and what the person is doing it for is all wrong. It is all violent and it is all with taking a person's life in which is never acceptable. Murder has slowly started to make a decline in the past years, but there are still murders and none of them are right. In the story Lamb to the slaughter, the wife Mary murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb. Murder was very uncommon in the era they were in so nobody suspected the wife to murdering her own husband. I believe that she is guilty of murder because she killed her husband, she manipulated different people of her murder and she had the murder planned …show more content…
The husband when coming home told Mary that he had something to tell her and it made the wife upset. The wife then proceeded to get a frozen piece of lamb striking her husband in which he is killed. This causes her to be guilty of murder because she just simply murdered someone. According to Webster's dictionary murder is “the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought”. Mary Maloney unlawfully killed her husband just for him wanting a divorce or telling her something she didn’t want to hear. Her killing Patrick Maloney falls into the category of manslaughter which is a federal crime, which in today's time will get you years in jail, for which is why she is guilty due to the reason of her killing and murdering her …show more content…
When she goes to get the meat out of the freezer “to cook” it for supper she grabs the biggest piece of meat so she is sure that it will do a good enough blow to kill Patrick. Also she was practicing talking to the grocery man so that she could make up a good enough story to why she was there and what she was doing, so that took some planning so she could get it right. She also planned to use the frozen meat as the weapon so that after it was cooked it could just be eaten and there would be no murder weapon to be found because it would of had been eaten. To plan out a murder is a very bad thing and it is punishable by law so this is another reason why Mary Maloney is

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