Lamb To The Slaughter By Roald Dahl

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“Lamb to the Slaughter” is a short story by Roald Dahl it is about a pregnant woman name Mary Maloney, who is six months pregnant. Mary is a stay at home wife; she makes sure the house is cleaned and dinner is cooked when her husband, Patrick Maloney comes home from work. Mary adores her husband, and she loved seeing that all his needs were met. Each night she would wait for him to come home from work. Usually she would have dinner ready for him. It was Thursday, and on Thursdays the Maloney’s ate out. Only problem is Patrick Maloney has been thinking all day how to tell her that he wants to end their marriage. Patrick tells her the news, and Mary is shocked by this information. She goes to the freezer to get dinner. Mary grabs a frozen lamb leg and goes upstairs and hits Patrick over the head with it. Mary instantly begins planning her alibi because she knows she will go to jail, and she fears for what will happen to her unborn child. Mary puts the lamb in the oven, and she begins going over what she going to say to the grocer. She leaves she grocer and plans how she going to act naturally when she finds Patrick body. Mary calls the police and explain to them that he is dead, and that she was at the grocer getting vegetables. She officers begin to look for a weapon, but they cannot find it. Mary begins to plot the rest of her …show more content…
(134) I agree that Mary is a very smart woman, who is leading these detectives in the wrong direction to find the answers that they need. The title gives you the impression that someone is going to be the lamb. Who is the lamb? By reading the title and the first few paragraphs you may develop the impression that Mary is the lamb because she is sitting there smiling, sewing, and waiting for her husband to come home. By the end of the story you realize that Patrick is actually the lamb that Mary

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