Direct Characterization In Lamb To The Slaughter

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Introduction Authors use characterization to give the reader better understanding of what the character is like.In "Lamb to the Slaughter" a series of Literary Devices are used to develop main characters and their feelings about each other. Roald Dahl in "Lamb to the Slaughter" uses conflict, imagery, and direct characterization to develop the love Mary has for her husband so that the reader understands how one thing can change a person but deep down they're still the same person. Paragraph 1 Dahl uses conflict to develop Mary's feelings for her husband. Mary can tell something is wrong when her husband does something unusual, as its stated, "He lifted his glass and drained it in one swallow although there was still half of it, at least half of it, left."(152). This quote is explaining how Mary is starting to …show more content…

Mary knows her husband’s routine when he gets home, “She knew he didn’t want to speak much until the first drink is finished,”(152). This is explaining that Mary knows he doesn’t want to talk during the first drink. Another is, when she saw him lying on the ground after her feelings were coming back she, "All the old love and longing for him welled up inside her, and she ran over to him, knelt down beside him, and began to cry her heart out. It was easy. No acting necessary."(155). This is showing that she didn’t something that she regretted because of what he told her. conclusion In “Lamb to the Slaughter” Dahl uses conflict, imagery, and direct characterization to develop feelings for Mary’s husband. This is important because the feelings Mary has for her husband are a main purpose in the story. It’s important to know that she still loves her husband even after she killed him. Her feelings went away for a little bit and she did things that she regrets all because of what her husband told her. I wonder what her husband told

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