Examples Of Dramatic Irony In Lamb To The Slaughter

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“Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl displays a specific type of irony, which is Dramatic irony in this short story. This irony is when a reader is more aware of what is occurring than the characters are. Throughout the text, this irony demonstrates the actions of Mrs.Mary Maloney the wife of Patrick Maloney. The policemen who were helping his wife find evidence of this incident, ended up eating the proof of the murdered that his own wife commited. For example, Mrs.Mary Maloney states “Why Don’t you eat up that Lamb that’s in the oven? It’ll be cooked just right by now”(17). As long as, “ Please”, she begged.”Please eat it “(17). Additionally, this is an example of dramatic irony because, we know that they are eating the very important thing

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