Always take caution in dangerous times because not everything is what it seems. The person you trust most might be the enemy. In “The Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, Mary Maloney becomes fazed when her husband tells her he is going to leave her and their unborn child behind. And so, Mary decides to murder him with a frozen leg of lamb. However, now Mary must deal with the repercussions and cover up the murder.
When she heard the news she tried to push it to the side like it did not happen and things started to escalate. Without thinking a great deal about what her next action was, she grabbed a frozen lamb leg out of the freezer and brutally slammed the savory lamb leg into her dear Patrick. With him dead, she had to get rid of the evidence and have an alibi to avoid getting arrested. She cooked the meat and went to the grocer. When she returned with vegetables, she called 911 and acted as if she had no idea.
Hilly is mainly mean to people that does mean things to her or threatens her. For instance hilly fired Minny because, it was raining that day and she usually goes to the outside house and uses the restroom, so Hilly mother tells her to just go in the house but Hilly doesn’t want that because she’s black. Minny refuses to go inside the house because she knows that Hilly doesn’t like for black people to sit on the toilet that they use. Minny leaves and goes into the back, but she actually goes to the restroom; Hilly finds out and fires her. Pies Pies Pies….. That was Hilly favorite dessert to eat, but not just anyone’s pie “Minny’s Pies”.
The audience learns that Mary Maloney "swung the big frozen leg of the lamb high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head" (pg. 360). Swinging the lamb of leg on her husband, killed him. When the cops showed up they could not figure out the weapon as it states: "That's why it ought to be easy to find" (pg. 368).
Kate Chopin and Roald Dahl both use irony as well as similar themes of betrayal and heartbreak to motion their two very different storylines forward. Though the works take place in antithetical eras, each holds a similar calamity that results in the breaking up of the protagonists and soon to be antagonists. These moments of heartache hold relevance due to their unfortunate relatableness in today 's society. Upon further inspection of the themes and irony in Lamb to the Slaughter, and Desiree’s Baby, the reader can better understand the possible cruelties a relationship can hold as well as it 's sometimes unavoidable hardships. Both narratives bear a conspicuous similarity using irony.
It isn’t right.” (162) as the townspeople are beginning to stone her. The fact that she is actually the scapegoat of the story is perhaps the strongest points of irony in the story. “The Story of The Hour” by Kate Chopin is another irony filled story. It is the story of a woman who finds out that her husband has passed. Mrs. Mallard upon hearing about her husbands death does not react in the usual way instead “She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment.” The usual setting after bad news is given is one of gloom or darkness.
But one day the owners, and everyone, are nowhere to be seen. The house still does its automated duties like should, but then the elements of the outside world start getting to it, and a starving dog comes into the house leaving behind muddy prints that the house has to clean up. The house doesn't approve of the dying dog's actions, so in return the house doesn't help the dog in any way. Instead, it tortures the dog by making pancakes behind an inaccessible door, and the
In the suspenseful short story “Lamb to The Slaughter” the author Roald Dahl Shows uses Mary Maloney as a tool to show you that love can cloud your judgement. You can see this through Mary Maloney’s actions such as Mary Maloney’s love and obsession for her husband, her constant kind gestures, and the cold blooded murder of her husband. Mary Maloney loves and is obsessed with her husband you can see this when she is waiting for him to get home “Now and again she would glance at the clock but…merely to please herself with the thought that each minute gone by made it nearer the time when he would come” Mary Maloney constantly looking up at the clock and waiting for her husband to get home is showing us the obsession she has with her husband
Planning with Cowardice In the book “Lamb To The Slaughter,” written by Roald Dahl, was a really cliffhanger story. During the story Mary’s husband decides he wants to leave Mary after she’s already six months pregnant with her husband. Something tweaks in her head and ends his life with a leg of lamb, that she was going to cook for dinner. Once she settled down she acts fast with faking a story by going to the store and coming home to the police. She ends up using the weapon as dinner for the police.
By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money. Another way, you can affirm that he was selfish could be when he refused to give any kind of money to help provide food for the poor. Then, he went to his house and he received a visit from three different ghosts. One of the ghosts was from the past. The second was from the present.
If meat falls on the floor, they don 't through it away. Oh no, that would be wasting and they would be losing money. So they just ship dirty meat out for people to buy and eat. Meat plant workers are senseless. The meat packing plants are so unsanitary its just gross.