Similarities Between Desiree's Baby And Lamb To The Slaughter

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Comparative Analysis Essay: Desiree’s Baby and Lamb To The Slaughter

A close examination of the way Desiree Valmonde, the protagonist of Desiree’s Baby and Mary Maloney, the protagonist of Lamb To The Slaughter, react to their encounters with their spouses when rejected to demonstrate that both women took certain decisions against there man in reaction to the damage they caused them.

In my own words Kate chopin says in her text basicly that Desiree killed herself and her baby to protect and save him from all the suffering he could go through just because of his skin color, the baby was destined to be a slave. On the other side Roald Dahl text explains how Mary Maloney killed her husband to protect their baby from knowing his/her father left
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She did not know that her husband a well known named man somehow came from a colored family as it is revealed at the end of the story “But, above all, she wrote, “night and day, I thank the God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery.” On Lamb to the slaughter Mary Maloney was not going to accept her husband leaving her and there baby, as it says in the text “Her first instinct was not to believe any of it. She thought that perhaps she’d imagined the whole thing”. During her crisis she kills her husband and after she does she makes everything looks like someone else kills him “ She stepped back, waiting, and the strange thing was that he remained standing there for at least four or five seconds. Then he crashed onto the carpet”. In both texts there is a conflict between the protagonists and their partners but the difference is the way each of the ladies manage it. In Chopin’s story Desiree decides to en her and her baby’s life, while in Dahl’s text Mary Maloney kills her husband trying to stop him from leaving her and the
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