Mary Maloney Persuasive Essay

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Jose Rojas
Mrs. Macchiarella
English 10
11 November 2012
Mary Maloney Persuasive Essay
Mary Maloney killed her husband because he had told her he is in love with another woman. However it is clear no sane woman would ever kill her husband with a frozen lamb chop. She should be convicted of temporary insanity because she was madly in love with her husband one minute and killed him the next, she seemed to have no regrets of killing her husband, and she was most likely OCD.

Almost all who have met Mary and her husband would agree that she was very much in love with her husband. So why would she kill him because she found out he was cheating on her? The answer is she was insane. Some evidence to support this reality is when Mrs. Maloney was kissing her husband on his way inside and incredibly pleased that he was home and then he told her “I’m leaving you Mary.” She then went down to cook dinner instead of talking about the situation with her husband more like a sane person would do, she grabbed a frozen lamb chop and sneaked up on her husband and killed him. This alone shows there is definitely something wrong with her mental health.

After Mary had killed her husband, she then proceeded to cover up her story like it was nothing. When the cops arrived at Mary’s house she showed great signs of remorse however it was all an act. She then convinced the cops to eat the lamb chop in which she used to kill her husband with. While they were eating it they said “I bet the evidence is right underneath our noses” “and in the other room she started to giggle in the other room.” This shows how she almost had no feeling for killing her husband and that she is mentally unstable.

The most prominent cause of Mary’s strange behavior is how she is most likely OCD. “Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a an anxiety disorder in which people have repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas , sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions)”...
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