The inclusion of these police notes further the belief that Mary is an unstable sociopath, because she was able to believe her own lie that she did not murder her husband, and came across normal, despite the circumstances. As well, the reader experiences dramatic irony in this situation, because the readers knows that Mart killed her husband, while the detectives do
Towards the end of the play, Lady Macbeth expresses her humanity unlike when she wished for a more “manly” husband. Due to Macbeth increasing acts of violence, he becomes less guilty, and more power absorbed. Lady Macbeth is less involved in Macbeth’s plans, and becomes more worried and innocent to Macbeth. Macbeth continues to kill, but starts to kill innocent people who did not pose as a threat to him and his power. A messenger visits the Macduffs and warns them saying, “I doubt some danger does approach you nearly” (4.2.73).
(steinbeck 120-121) Curley’s wife was being told what to do in a place where she knows her superiority. She was being a temptress in her ways but then made sure crooks knew that she could get him caught and made sure he never questions her again. Crooks sat down because he knew she was right. At the beginning of the book Curley’s wife is nothing but a cruel, wicked temptress whom everyone hates but can’t
She called. How are you darling. She put the parcel down and went into the living room and when she saw him lying on the ground.” Mary also creates an act that makes the detectives believe that she did not do anything to do with the murder. “She asks them, please eat it” Mary made the detectives eat the murder weapon (the lamb). All these examples make Mary Maloney a very clever person.
The characteristics associated with this bride are helpful for identifying her as the hero of the story, her caution and canniness led to the punishment of the villainous robber. The girl of this story shows her cleverness in subtle ways, “she filled both her pockets with peas and lentils to mark the way” instead of trusting her bridegroom’s word to follow the ashes on the path (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b, p. 151). There are several functions of Propp’s model which fall out of sequence and thus violates the theoretical framework. For example the bride returns to her home before the villain is defeated and although she fulfilled the dramatis personae of princess at start, she transforms into the hero by the end (Propp, 1968). The bride undergoes a terrifying ordeal where she witnesses the robbers murdering a beautiful young maiden.
Additionally, after she struck her husband, she thought that it was “funny” on how “he remained standing” for a while. Usually after committing a crime, people would immediately feel guilty and sorry, but Mary though it was “funny” and even “giggled” when the detectives ate the evidence. The readers would say she went insane after killing her husband and feeding his colleagues with the murder weapon, which creates tension within the readers. Briefly, Roald Dahl uses insanity to create suspense in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ as people that are insane are unpredictable, leading the audience to anticipate the ending of the
Her main target to incriminate was Goody Proctor, but she had to delicately choose people before Goody Proctor. “I saw Goody Booth with the devil” (Act 1) She’s starting to build up her lies to increase her credibility with the court and the village. Each victim she blames strengthens her position of being innocent. To have her fiction be more convincing she threatens the girls tangled in this to lie with her. “I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you’ (Act 1) Exposing how far she will go and how manipulative she is with the girls knowing Abigail would not hesitate to falsely accuse them too and is now controlling them.
Woman Macbeth, on getting the letter, supports murder as she sees this is perhaps the main chance to accomplish their desire. Macbeth permits his wife to control him by blaming him for not being a "man" and communicates that she would slaughter her own child to have their craving satisfied. "I have given suck, and know How delicate 'tis to cherish the darling that drains me: I would, while it was grinning in my face, Have pluck 'd my areola from his boneless gums, and dash 'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you Have done to this". Yet Macbeth, being solid rationally and physically, does not put a stop to the homicide arrangement while his heart cautions him of the destruction staggering in the region. Rather than listening to his still, small voice, he stifles his blame and proceeds with his desire.
Early on in the play Lady Macbeth was characterized as a ruthless person, but later on in the play the audience softens up on her because she reveals her weak side. Lady Macbeth was a ruthless person, and no one expected it because even today in society women are not associated with evil characteristics, she demonstrates this when she continuously insults her husband. For example, when Macbeth changes his mind about killing Duncan, Lady Macbeth scolds him, and insults his masculinity and persuades him by saying that he owes it to her to kill Duncan. She uses this tactic of persuasion, by targeting Macbeths insecurities; this is very ruthless because Lady Macbeth shows becoming royalty over her husband’s dignity. With this in mind, usually relationships
She started out as being the typical wife of her time, someone who was very weak, obedient, and someone who didn’t have much of an opinion. Emilia, at the end of the play finds her voice, and her murder was nothing short of an honor. Her loyalty to “her lady” outweighed her relationship with her husband. I believe this is where I can insert the superego, after making the mistake of blindly assisting her husband in the murder of her lady this is where she grows. Her loyalty and morals is what led her to tell the truth about what happened, because it was wrong.