Character Analysis Of Lamb To The Slaughter Mary Maloney

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The story “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl takes place in and the time is around 5:00 pm. Mary Maloney is a devoted wife to her husband Patrick Maloney. But one day Patrick Maloney comes home and acts in an unusual way. He tells Mary Maloney he wants to leave her. Sp Mary Maloney hits Patrick Maloney on the head with a lamb and kills him. Mary Maloney makes up an act and gets away with the murder. Mary Maloney is a dynamic character because she changes throughout the story. She changes from a caring and loving wife to a murderer and a crazy person. Mary has more traits like caring, ruthless and clever. First , Mary is a very caring person. Here is a quote to prove she is caring. “He paused a moment leaning forward in the chair, then …show more content…

She has killed her husband and didn 't care. “All right she told herself, so I’ve killed him” Still Mary does not care about what happens to her. She is ready to pay justice. But she cares about what happens to the child. “ She wonders, or did they wait until the tenth month? What did they do? Mary didn 't know and she certainly wasn 't prepared to take a chance.”So this means that Mary Maloney is a very ruthless person. The final trait to describe her is clever. “She explains to sam that Patrick is so tired he hadn 't wanted to got out for supper. She told how she’ed put the meat in the oven- it 's there now cooking.” Mary makes up a story. Here is a quotation to prove it. “Patrick! 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. Therefore, Mary Maloney has many Traits. But these are her best caring, ruthless and clever. Mary is very different from all the other characters. One learns never to kill anyone even if they say or do

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