What secret, when revealed, motivates a wife to murder her dearly beloved husband and commit a heinous crime? We may never know the secret, however, we know that for Mary Maloney a secret from her husband had an effect where it changed the disposition of her character in a dramatic way. In the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald dahl, his characterization of Mrs. Maloney classifies her as a dynamic character because she experiences a significant change in her feelings about Patrick and also in her actions throughout the story. One example of how Mrs. Maloney is a dynamic character is that she undergoes a drastic internal change in terms of her feelings and motivations. At the beginning of the story Mary thinks, “She loved the warmth that came out of him when they were
Incidentally, Patrick Maloney could also be seen as another interpretation of a lamb. An innocent lamb usually never expects the fate of their death, so in this case, Patrick never had suspected that his loving wife could commit such a dramatic sin, murder. Moreover, this reveals Mary’s violent side because she assassinates her unborn child’s father. Her cruelty has left her child unable to ever experience a life with her father. The interpretation of the title spotlights Mary’s malicious side finally being exposed.
“Maybe we stop our campaigning for a while. Maybe we should go into hibernation…” (Yousafzai, pg.118). Her proud, fearless father was shaken in a way that Malala had never seen before. Any father would act this way, he didn’t want anything to happen to his daughter. Malala, as brave as she is, remained calm in the presence of death and let her father know “No one can stop death.
Even though John Proctor betrays Elizabeth by having an affair, Elizabeth remains loyal to her husband. Her loyalty shows in Act Three when John is asked if his wife is honest and responds, “In her life sir, she will never lie.”. Although Elizabeth is an honest woman, she then lies in court for the sake of her husband’s fate. Her dishonesty results in her husband’s death despite that being the opposite of her intentions. Elizabeth shows that she will do anything for her husband as a loyal wife even going against her own morals.
Wearing a cape and a mask doesn’t make you a hero, it’s all about character, doing the right thing without the thought of reward. Heroism is having the courage to do the right thing even when scared. For example, in the Hunger Games, Katniss took her sister’s place for the deadly and infamous Hunger Games. Katniss was horrified of the Hunger Games and wanted nothing to do with it. However, even scared witless, Katniss knew it was the right thing to do, no thought of reward or benefit entered her mind, but only the thought of saving her little sister.
In fact, the only reason he brought up the fact that it was a lie was when his own wife was accused of witchcraft. Proctor used Abigail’s word only when it was convenient for him. And in the end, that is what truly ended up hurting him most, and resulted in his death. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.” (Alder) If John Proctor would not have been slow to place the blame on Abigail, then several innocent lives could have been saved, including his
The misfit might be talking about his evil ways, saying that his done with his evil ways as it brings no joy. The story of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is about a grandmother who cares nothing but about herself. She judges people based off appearance, and not their character. She is selfish as she doesn’t care about Baileys family when they are in the encounter with the misfit, but instead does everything she can to potentially save herself. Her gracefulness comes to late as she is compassionate to the misfit when she is about to die, and she pays the price for
Glynnis is no longer seen in the image of a victimized house wife; she is now the antagonist, “Glynnis is angry” ( American Appetites 51). All the anger and hatred that Glynnis directed at Ian came from Glynnis’s self hatred. Glynnis had an affair with Ian’s best friend. Even though Glynnis knows she was in the wrong, she refuses to accept it. She must take her blame and put it upon the shoulders of her husband.
A very dependent person from her family, but for the main part from her father. Imagine that you receive the news that your father was killed and you are specially dependen from that person. Now imagine that the person that killed your father was the person you are truly in love with. When Ophelia knew that Hamlet had killed Polonius she turned insane. Losing a parent can turn anyone insane especially if it was killed by a special person from you.
She starts to get all depressed and makes her feel uncomfortable about her mark. In the end, Aylmer tries to remove the mark and when doing so he ends up killing his wife. The mark was connected to her life and when you take it from her she can't live anymore. That shows how there are some consequences for when you try to change people. That is how in the story the, “The Birthmark” Aylmer the main character develops conflict between him and his wife and suffers the consequences from trying to change her.