The short story, Lamb of the Slaughter has a theme of appearance vs reality. The three elements such as: symbolism, irony,and mood definitely supports the theme by proving that weakness and innocence are not always what they seem. In the story, the frozen lamb’s leg is symbolism. The lamb’s leg was the obvious murder weapon chosen by Mrs. Maloney, but the significance of a lamb represents innocence and purity. Another example of symbolism displayed is the wife, Mrs. Maloney, although her husband told her bad news, she continued to be submissive and obedient of Mr.Maloney by cooking dinner.
Walter Mitty would most likely hear similar words from his wife every time he had a fantasy, over time this would make him start to think that it was something that needed to be fixed as well, instead of learning to love his gift. Inadvertently then Walter’s own imagination actually caused him to start thinking his imagination was a problem. It was not just Walter’s wife who thought that these visions were a botheration, in addition to Walter’s wife the general public judged him callously. One example of this occurring would be when the woman on the street starts to laugh at Walter for saying ‘puppy biscuit’. Admittedly, it would have looked pretty comical, a man standing still on the street staring looking almost like he was in a daze then suddenly snapping out of it and saying ‘puppy biscuit’ of all things.That would have looked somewhat funny.
In Much Ado About Nothing, wit was the down fall to many of the characters, but it was also used to provide the audience with comedic relief. Beatrice‘s and Benedick’s pride in their cleverness, Claudio’s assumptions and gullibleness, and Dogberry’s lack or wit and intelligence lead to the misunderstandings and Discoveries throughout the play (Dennis 224). Dennis is saying that each character had a fatal flaw that Shakespeare highlighted by having something terrible or having something ironic happen to them. This shows how he used the elements and levels of wit to captivate the audience by leaving the characters blind to what was really going on. The audience knew the plan for Beatrice and Benedick, but their own confidence in their wit betrayed them.
This line in the story occurred afterwards the investigators were eating the murder weapon (lamb), Mary Maloney was laughing at this moment which is bizarre and deranged behavior. The way she giggles at a time like this and did not show any sight of guilt at the loss of her husband shows how little she values and loves him. Thus Mary Maloney has commit unforgiveable crimes that cannot be overlooked. She firstly executed her husband, which she later dissembled, and then mocked highly respected officers and grocer that had been a pawn in Mary’s plan. Hence, Mary Maloney should face legal charges for her
The absurdity of the situation hightens as the fat sister recovering from her laughter goes on to say this: “There is nothing like exercise before supper. But I must say, some of you could do with cutting down on the potatoes”. Then the sisters continue to further objectify and abjectify these poor women by playing a “game” of comparing or rather ridiculing their bodies focusing on sexually significant parts such as breasts, bottoms and pubic
She uses the term good country people and “nice young men” (page 3) as insults to keep those types of people at arm’s length due to her insecurity; Manly Pointer could be described by both of those terms. When Hulga’s mother calls Manly the salt of the earth as a reference to him being a good country person she makes a rude remark about getting “rid of the salt of the earth” (page 4) so she could eat. Then during the meal she ignored him because she doesn’t believe that he is worth her time, but still observes “sideways how he handled his knife and fork” (page 5) like he is a science experiment and she is recording her data not observing him as a person of equal stature. All of these actions show the reader that Hugla does not partake in real life but prefers her make believe land where all of her assumptions are right before interacting with anyone or anything. When she does this to Manly Pointer it allows him to figure out what he needs to be to contribute to her needs without her getting in the
If this poem is read literally, it is incredibly repulsive, as it talks about eating tongues and hearts in a cannibalistic nature.When read figuratively, however, the poem is seemingly understandable and somewhat humorous. The speaker uses a tongue and a heart to characterize her sister’s and brother’s issues with the speaker. The “small bones and gristle” (3) of the tongue indicate a sharp speaker, capable of conceiving sarcastic retorts. This description sounds harsh, and causes the reader to feel uneasy. She goes on to say, "it will probably grow back" (6), indicating that even if her sister’s attitude is resolved for a little while, it will come back.
“I got the conch, ain’t I Ralph?” Unwillingly Ralph turned away from the splendid, awful sight.” (Golding, p.36) The group of boys were looking at Piggy as if he is the worm. In addition, the conflict between littluns and bigguns portrays a hierarchy violence. ““Use a littlun,” said Jack, and everybody laughed.” (Golding, p.102) At the moment when the boys lost the sense of morality and enjoying hurting and giving pain to others, Jack said there need to be someone to pretend like a pig, and that the bigguns can use the littluns in the next “game”. Jack’s thought reveals that bigguns belittle littluns and take advantages of them to fulfill their desire. Although the boys do not carry out a plan to use the littluns, the fact that boys find it exciting rather than horrifying demonstrates human impulse towards
Some of the literature didn't have to mention a tragic event, just explains modern life, “We eat the smile and spit out the teeth” (Simic). This quote says people want happiness and to smile but take it for grant enter hence, “spit out the teeth”. People will try anything to get happiness and will suffer to be happy. Once people are happy they take it for
There is a theme of appearance versus reality throughout the story by Ronald Dahl “Lamb to the Slaughter.” This theme is when a person’s body language and facial expression shows otherwise than what they are truly feeling. This means that people around that person may see other than what is actually happening in his or her life. In this short story, this theme is unveiled in a lot ways, such as, the way she cried later laughed, did everything for him even when he was rude, and the way she was first okay with killing her husband. First this theme is shown in the way she cried when she acknowledged her husband; however, she laughed as the cops ate the leg of lamb. After hitting Mr. Patrick over the head with a leg of lamb, then she put the
Are pit bulls dangerous dogs or are they just stereotyped? When comparing all breeds of dog, pit bulls are a good choice for a family dog in spite of the common misconception about their aggressive and unpredictable behavior. Pit bulls are known for a reputation of being vicious and aggressive, but really pit bulls aren’t any more or less dangerous than other breeds. These misconceptions are usually a result of people being uneducated about pit bulls. The news gives a lot of false information about pit bulls such as: pit bulls are unpredictable and are more likely to bite, they will attack sooner or later, and pit bulls have locking jaws.
Another example is when Lennie is talking to Curley’s wife Lennie explains to Curley’s wife that when Lennie was playing with his pup, the pup looked like he was going to bite Lennie, so Lennie smacked him. My last example is when George is talking to Slim about Lennie. George tells Slim that although Lennie isn’t mean, he’s really dumb. The examples show that Lennie not only has trouble remembering
You have to get him out.” This was his wife jenny, she was extremely mad at marley and wanted to get rid of him. Later she said he could either train him or get rid of him, it all worked out eventually though. So to keep that happy dog the makes his life better he would have to train him.Finally it discusses,“in a dog 's life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs. They were costs we came to accept and balance against the joy and amusement and protection and companionship he gave us.” At the end he realized although training his dog would have made his life less stressful he loved his crazy
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