The inclusion of these police notes further the belief that Mary is an unstable sociopath, because she was able to believe her own lie that she did not murder her husband, and came across normal, despite the circumstances. As well, the reader experiences dramatic irony in this situation, because the readers knows that Mart killed her husband, while the detectives do
She called. How are you darling. She put the parcel down and went into the living room and when she saw him lying on the ground.” Mary also creates an act that makes the detectives believe that she did not do anything to do with the murder. “She asks them, please eat it” Mary made the detectives eat the murder weapon (the lamb). All these examples make Mary Maloney a very clever person.
Lady Macbeth was feeble and let her guilt drive her to the point of insanity and suicide, unlike her husband, who was determined to die fighting. As Macbeth fights Macduff in the final battle, he cowardly says he does not want to fight him because he already killed his family, “But get thee back; my soul is too much charged/With blood of thine already.”
Woman Macbeth, on getting the letter, supports murder as she sees this is perhaps the main chance to accomplish their desire. Macbeth permits his wife to control him by blaming him for not being a "man" and communicates that she would slaughter her own child to have their craving satisfied. "I have given suck, and know How delicate 'tis to cherish the darling that drains me: I would, while it was grinning in my face, Have pluck 'd my areola from his boneless gums, and dash 'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this". Yet Macbeth, being solid rationally and physically, does not put a stop to the homicide arrangement while his heart cautions him of the destruction staggering in the region. Rather than listening to his still, small voice, he stifles his blame and proceeds with his desire.
No matter what crime and it 's motive, they should still be regulated and justified. For this instance, Mrs. Patrick Maloney of "Lamb to the Slaughter" is guilty of murdering her own husband. Why would she do such a thing if she loved her husband so much? This leads to one of many points: Mrs. Maloney 's actions decided on impulse. Because she let her emotions control her, it resulted in bad decisions and the killing of her own husband.
She accused innocent people of being involved in witchcraft. When an innocent man was hanged it brought her joy. Abigail was a wicked heartless and evil woman. Abigail’s actions led to the execution of 19 innocent people. She watched these men die knowing they were innocent, yet she wanted John’s wife out of the picture so badly that she was willing to do
From the girl in Weed to Curley’s hand, Lennie is bound to hurt someone eventually. Even George says he ‘should of knew’ that Lennie would do something like this, absolving Curley’s Wife of any blame for her own death. Even so, Candy blames her, saying ‘you goddamn tramp… you done it, di’n’t you?’ as if it’s her own fault she’s dead and she only got herself murdered out of spite so Candy’s dream could not come true. It’s as if she did it on purpose. He says, ‘I spose you’re glad’ and we’re reminded that Candy sees her as entirely responsible for the destruction of his dream.
Additionally, after she struck her husband, she thought that it was “funny” on how “he remained standing” for a while. Usually after committing a crime, people would immediately feel guilty and sorry, but Mary though it was “funny” and even “giggled” when the detectives ate the evidence. The readers would say she went insane after killing her husband and feeding his colleagues with the murder weapon, which creates tension within the readers. Briefly, Roald Dahl uses insanity to create suspense in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ as people that are insane are unpredictable, leading the audience to anticipate the ending of the
In lamb to is slaughter irony is used to create a surprise ending while supporting is theme of the story. In this story Dahl uses two types of irony throughout the story, situational and dramatic irony. Situational irony is showed when the woman kills her husband with a piece of lamb meat. The effect of this is that it is surprising and has allot of suspense which supports the theme that everything isn 't how it seems. The dramatic irony is that is readers know that the woman is the killer and is police don 't and especially how is police are eating the only evidence that the woman killed her husband.
But this blow was arrested by the hand of my wife … I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan” (Poe). This is very similar in presentation to how The Tale-Tale Heart presents it, not that big of a deal that you did the act. The narrator kills his wife without a second thought because he wanted to kill the cat, but what I take from it is that he does not care about his wife enough that killing her does not mean anything to him, and that is insanity. In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator does a very similar thing to what happens in The Black Cat, kills someone with no feelings of remorse for a very arbitrary reason.