Characterization Of Mrs. Maloney In Lamb To The Slaughter

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Authors use literary devices to allow the readers to figure out why Mrs. Maloney killed her husband. In the short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" Roald Dahl uses characterization, mood and conflict to develop Mrs. Maloney's character so that the reader can figure out why she killed her husband. Roald Dahl uses characterization to develop the character of Mrs. Maloney. The first way he uses characterization is when Mrs.Maloney says to herself to just “keep things absolutely natural and there'll be no need for any acting at all”(3). This characterization shows that she has no trouble in acting like she didn’t do anything. The second way he uses characterization is when he describes how she is feeling when she thinks “except a slight nausea and

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