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Roald Dahl's Lamb To The Manslaughter

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Lamb to the Manslaughter In Roald Dahl’s short story, Lamb to the Slaughter, a 1950’s loving housewife (Mary Maloney), whom which is with-child, welcomes home her loving husband (Patrick Maloney) from a day’s work. An evening that seems regular as any takes a turn for the worst when Patrick tells Mary that he is leaving her in a burst of rage without thinking, Mary kills her husband with their dinner meat. Generally speaking Mary loved Patrick very dearly. It was very sudden and unexpected of him to say that. When she was told that, she didn’t know what to think or let alone have time to really process what had just happened. Mary’s action was all reaction, reaction to Patrick stating that he was leaving her. She took no time to cool off and
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