The murder weapon happened to be the leg of a lamb, and Mary offered up some lamb for the cops, as a sign of thanks for all their hard work, looking for her late husband. Whereas in, “A Jury of her Peers,” the woman suspect, wife of the victim, had help hiding her motives to kill her husband. Second, both stories’ victims, were husbands of high power. Both men had done something to their wives that pushed the women over the edge, and the women cleverly getting away with it. For example, in “Lamb to
Planning with Cowardice In the book “Lamb To The Slaughter,” written by Roald Dahl, was a really cliffhanger story. During the story Mary’s husband decides he wants to leave Mary after she’s already six months pregnant with her husband. Something tweaks in her head and ends his life with a leg of lamb, that she was going to cook for dinner. Once she settled down she acts fast with faking a story by going to the store and coming home to the police. She ends up using the weapon as dinner for the police.
For example after committing the murder of her husband, Patrick, Mary acknowledges the fact that she has killed her husband; however, continues with what she was doing beforehand as if her husband who had died by her hand wasn 't lying dead on the floor. She thinks to herself “So I’ve killed him”, then proceeds to continue cooking “She carried the meat into the kitchen, put it into a pan, turned on the oven, and put the pan inside.” It is then shown that she was genuinely guilty and felt anguish as she arrived home from the store and found her husband “knelt down beside him, and began to cry… no acting was necessary.” These differences help reveal what the two very different things people could feel after any
The short story Lamb of the Slaughter by Ronald Dahl uses situational irony and dramatic irony. The use of the dramatic irony adds humor to the story. Whereas situational irony adds suspense, and leaves the audience wondering. The humor of dramatic irony is that we know how the husband died, and the cops do not . The audience learns that Mary Maloney "swung the big frozen leg of the lamb high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head" (pg.
When Odysseus comes back to find the suitors hungry for his wife, he devises a plan with his son to kill all the suitors. And just after he has done justice with the suitors, he and his wife can be together again. ‘ Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her’ (Ephesians 5:25). “If you are one of earth’s inhabitants, how blest your father, and your gentle mother, blest all your kin. I know what happiness must send the warm tears to their eyes, each time they see their wondrous child go to the dancing!
Loneliness is a contagion that can engulf a human 's soul. George and Lennie became aware of this early on in their lives leading them to form a mutual dependence on each other. At the ranch, after being asked by Slim, George opens up about the incident in Weed, "[George] 'Well, that girl rabbits in an’ tells the law she been raped. The guys in Weed start a party out to lynch Lennie. So we sit in a irrigation ditch under water all the rest of that day.
We learn in chapter 4 that Lennie accidentally kills one of Slim’s puppies. Lennie is heartbroken, but Curley’s wife comes to soothe him by allowing Lennie pet her hair. Later, Lennie begins to unexpectedly pull on her scalp as she screams in pain. He then proceeds to try and make her stop yelling but shakes her too hard and breaks her neck. When news began to spread about Curley’s wife death, George already knew it was Lennie.
In the suspenseful short story “Lamb to The Slaughter” the author Roald Dahl Shows uses Mary Maloney as a tool to show you that love can cloud your judgement. You can see this through Mary Maloney’s actions such as Mary Maloney’s love and obsession for her husband, her constant kind gestures, and the cold blooded murder of her husband. Mary Maloney loves and is obsessed with her husband you can see this when she is waiting for him to get home “Now and again she would glance at the clock but…merely to please herself with the thought that each minute gone by made it nearer the time when he would come” Mary Maloney constantly looking up at the clock and waiting for her husband to get home is showing us the obsession she has with her husband
To make his act better he pretends to be a bible salesman, and fakes a fatal heart disease. Of course this makes Hulga’s mom, Mrs. Hopewell, feel sorry for him. Just like the reader she has no idea what is actually coming. Next he wiggles his way in to an invite to dinner from the mother where he sees his chance to attack his second victim. At dinner the act is still on and is getting even better.
The nameless heroine in the story “The Bloody Chamber”, for example, is aware the way her husband looks at her: “I saw him watching me in the gilded mirrors with the assessing eye of a connoisseur inspecting horseflesh, or even a housewife in the market, inspecting cuts on the slab (11).” As the story progresses the heroine realises the way her husband sees her, as a piece of meat or even a vegetable. At one point she feels stripped down just by the way he is looking at her, and she claims he feels as an artichoke being peeled by a repulsive man
In chapter 8 of The Pigman Lorraine Jensen, one of the main characters, portrays her thoughts and feelings about the Pigman’s wife Conchetta, along with being spoiled to the point where she doesn’t actually want anything anymore, due to the Pigman buying John and Lorraine almost everything they could wish for. When John had found a funeral bill for Conchetta, Lorraine had already been thinking or running thoughts across her mind that the Pigman’s wife had died. She had even thought about the possibility of Mr. Pignati killing her. The smile on Mr. Pignati’s face could not be returned by Lorraine, because she didn’t understand why he couldn’t come to terms with his wife dying . His smile also seemed to become quite forced.