Imagery In 'Lamb To The Slaughter'

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There are advantages and disadvantages to using mediums, such as short films or short stories. Both authors and directors use different style devices and techniques to display plot. One advantage and disadvantage would be imagery. Imagery is an advantage to authors because authors can display imagery through their word choice, which will help the reader better understand the story. For example, in the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” it says “She loved the warmth that came out of him when they were alone together. She loved the shape of his mouth, and she especially liked the way he didn’t complain about being tired.” After reading that quote, the reader can infer from the short story that the character Mary Maloney was really in love with…show more content…
So I’ve killed him” to intrigue your reader’s attention. Then use flashback to make the reader understand what all happened. Lastly, an advantage and disadvantage would be details. Details are an advantage to authors because details make many vivid sensory details that paint a picture and appeals to all reader’s sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste when appropriate. For example, in the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter” it says “At that point, Mary Maloney simply walked behind him and without any pause, she swung the big frozen leg of lamb high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head.” After reading the details, the reader can paint a picture in their heads and can infer that Mary Maloney had murdered her husband, Patrick Maloney. Not to mention, that details are a disadvantage to directors because when a movie about a book is released the plot can be changed and many scenes get removed. Some people believe this makes the movie less rich than the original book. Also, this is the reason why people choose books over movies because people are interested in the small details the books have to offer. Instead of directors being focused to make people see movies in a certain way, they should allow people to use their imagination
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