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    “Lamb to the Slaughter” Summary “Lamb to the Slaughter” is a short story written by Roald Dahl set in the 1950s at the Maloney household. Mary Maloney was married to a man by the name of Patrick Maloney, who was a dutiful police officer. She was expected to have her first child coming soon. The story started off innocently with her husband coming home; however, he had seemed strangely moodier than usual and even fetched himself a stronger alcoholic drink. Mary ignored these anomalous behaviors, and attempted to enlighten her husband’s mood. Patrick urged Mary to sit down, since he had an important matter he wanted to discuss with her. In the bluntest, yet comforting way he could, Patrick stated that he was in love with another woman. This…

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    Lamb to the Slaughter Theme Paragraph "Lamb to the Slaughter" is a short story written by Roald Dahl and tells of two betrayals: Patrick Maloney's unexplained decision to leave his pregnant wife and Mary Maloney’s killing of her husband right after which concludes to be the ultimate betrayal. Patrick Maloney betrays his pregnant wife by telling her news, which requires him to leave her and their child. Mary Maloney is at home waiting for her beloved husband, Patrick to come…

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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…

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    An Evaluation of “Lamb to the Slaughter” By: Roald Dahl Not many people look at their food and see a weapon. There has been some accidents in justice, but have any of them included where the law enforcement has eat the evidence? In ‘Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, a wife is home and waits for her husband to arrive. When he arrives, he does not cooperate about dinner, his wife Mary gets angry, and kills him. In the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, it displays the theme of…

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    Roald Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter” INTRODUCTION My analysis of Roald Dahl’s short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” reveals the murder of police detective Patrick Maloney. The story depicts a tale of a loyal wife’s reaction to her husband’s betrayal. The story is an irregular day in Mary’s regular life. She makes the day turn around by murdering her husband and smartly covering it up, leaving the detectives with no possible way to excuse “innocent” Mary of murder. This short story, we are taught…

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    In the short story”Lamb to the slaughter” by Roald Dahl, Mrs. Maloney does not premeditate her husband’s murder. Mrs. Maloney does not premeditate her husband’s murder because her love towards him is too immense, she is willing to serve him, and because of the way she reacts after she spontaneously kills her husband. Thus, Mary Maloney spontaneously kills her husband. There are many reasons why Mrs. Maloney does not premeditate the murder. Mrs. Maloney’s husband’s murder is a spontaneous…

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    Have you ever heard of someone getting killed with a lamb leg? The story that I recently read was Lamb to the Slaughter, by Roald Dahl. This story is a fiction short story. The main idea of this story is Patrick Maloney's unexplained decision to leave his vulnerable, pregnant wife. The theme is the usage of betrayal, and violation of marriage. “ Treat other the way you want to be treated”. In Mrs. Maloney and Mr.Maloney’s home, there was a scarcity of love in their home in the 1950s. Around 5pm…

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    Scary Story Response Paragraph In the stories “Lamb to the Slaughter” and “The Landlady” did have the elements that made the stories creepy. One of the things that made the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” creepy was at the end of the story the police, that were Patrick’s co workers, were eating the murder weapon. The murder weapon was the lamb leg. In the story Mrs. Maloney says “And in the other room, Mary Maloney began to laugh.” She said this because the police were talking about how the…

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    “Don’t believe everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. - Author Unknown” This quote describes the suspense short story, Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl. The short story is about how a mother with an unborn child carries out the perfect murder. The story revolves around a pregnant wife, Mary Maloney and her husband Patrick Maloney. Betrayal by someone who is loved obsessively can cause a complete shift in personality which can cloud one's judgment about deceiving others and being…

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    Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl is a short story that creates a wave of emotion to the reader. Mary, the protagonist, is a complex character and seems to be a different person as the story progresses. The story’s involvement with a murder scene, a gruesome story would be expected, but instead Dahl puts a twist to the story which makes it not horrifying. The story begins with Mary shown as a devoted and loving wife. This and the constant reminder that Mary is pregnant makes me feel as…

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