Emotions In Roald Dahl's Lamb To The Slaughter

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“Lamb to The Slaughter” Essay In Roald Dahls’s short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter”, a woman is infatuated with her husband and wants to make him happy, but her husband is not happy with her. He tells her that he wants a divorce, which causes a change in her emotions. She acts like she does not hear him, and goes to make him dinner. She chooses to serve him a leg of lamb, and it is frozen solid. Before cooking the lamb, she strikes the back of his head with it. She then realizes she has killed her husband, and has to cover it up. The author, Roald Dahl portrays many emotions and feelings between the two characters in the story, and shows the motivation in each of the their actions. To begin with, Mary is waiting on the couch in their living room. She is waiting on Patrick, her husband, to return home to go eat. They normally go out to eat on Thursdays, but he seems tired when he returns. She realizes he is tired and states, “Darling, she said," If you 're too tired to eat out tonight, as we had planned, I can fix you something. There 's plenty of meat and stuff in the freezer,” (Dahl, 1). This shows how Mary is very nice to Patrick, and desires to make him happy. She feels untroubled at this moment, and wants to relieve him from his work day. She is motivated by her undying love for her husband. Secondly, Patrick tells her he does not want her to cook him dinner. Instead, he states, “ This is going to be a big shock to you, I 'm afraid," he said. "But I 've
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