In “Lamb to Slaughter”, Mary Maloney waits patiently for her husband to get home from work so she can make him dinner and get him a drink, do anything to make him happy basically. Instead, her husband came home and announced he was leaving her and their unborn child. Mary snapped, and she killed him. In “A Jury of Her Peers”, Minnie is repeatedly referred to as a “housekeeper” by the men. They see her as a
The Ox-tail soup is used as a mean of communication of Tita’s memories. After a while her sister’s family moved out, and their child died soon later. When Tita heard the news; she is going crazy, she yells and talk back to her Mama Elena. Mama Elena is so mad of Tita’s disrespect then she whips Tita in the face with a wooden spoon; then broke Tita’s nose. Soon after Tita gets kick out by her Mama, but Dr.John allows Tita live at his house, but Tita condition is bad, Tita loses her memory because of the suffer “after tasting a spoonful of soup that Chencha had made and brought to Dr.John Brown’s house Tita had returned to her senses” (Esquivel 123).
Mary Maloney “simply walked up” behind Patrick and struck him with a “big frozen leg of lamb” “as hard as she could”. This completely contrasts the starting character of Mary as a housewife whom was patiently waiting for her husband to return home, which no one had expected. She did it “simply” which moulds an image of her not needing to think through her action, effortless and swift. The readers would be disgusted at how fast her character changes, thus suspense would be created as they would constantly question themselves about how it was possible. Additionally, after she struck her husband, she thought that it was “funny” on how “he remained standing” for a while.
Mary Maloney, a responsible and loving housewife, had just heard that her husband wants to leave her. Upon hearing this news, she goes to the kitchen to cook him dinner even though Patrick, her husband, says not to. Mary grabs a lamb’s leg to cook, but instead of preparing it she decides to use it as a club against Patrick’s head. This blow to the head kills Mary’s would-be ex-husband, leaving her with an entirely new problem. Law enforcement must decide what degree this specific murder is.
Hulga doesn’t care about Manley at first because she sees him as another country person. After convincing Mrs. Hopewell that he is a good country person, he catches Hulga’s attention when he lies to them about his chronic disease. He mentions that he has this “heart condition” (372) and he “may not live long” (372). This automatically catches Hulga’s attention because she has the same condition. She gets really excited and even invites him to stay over for dinner (372).
Typically, girls are very excited about meeting the man they will marry. In this case, Arnold had been very mean to Lena by shooting rubber bands at her legs as she comes home from school. Lena was distressed and upset that she would marry this bully, so she began to eat less and less of the meals Ying-Ying served her. She wanted to cause Arnold pain, or rid him from her life. At this point, Lena was anorexic solely because her mom wanted her to finish her rice.
This change occurs over time throughout the novel as she matures. Her perception of tolerance influences the choices she makes and the opinions she has. Prior to the trial, there are older characters that try to teach Scout tolerance. For example, after Scout beats up Walter Cunningham Jr. for getting her in trouble at school, Jem breaks up the fight and apologetically invites Walter over for dinner. Later, during their meal together, Walter pours syrup on his vegetables and meat.
He feels that getting married will exterminate the last shreds of rebel he has in him. Kim later invites the Schaefers over for dinner. They’re a lonely hippie couple. As they’re having dinner, Kim starts to get annoyed and you can tell because shes giving the Schaefers the look also. She speaks up and asks the Schaefers, “do you two even like being married?” They only glance at each other .
Mary brought it up to the living room, he once again rejected her trying to give him food by saying he would be going out. (2) She suddenly swung the frozen leg of lamb at his head knocking him down, thinking of her consequences of killing her own husband. Mary didn’t care what the penalty was for her but she was pregnant and it worried her what would happen with her child. (2) She quickly thought about putting the leg of lamb in the oven and preparing to go out. (2) Mary began to practice what she would say to Sam the grocery man and how she would say it, from her “hello” to her smile, it would all have to be natural.
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.