The Raven And Lamb To The Slaughter Analysis

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Edgar Allan Poe 's “The Raven” and Roald Dahl 's “Lamb to the Slaughter” are two pieces of text with a considerable amount of similarities and many clear differences. Through the reading of both text, the reader can clearly spot the differences within the use of diction and the overall point of view through the plot. Diction is a big part of the authors understanding, and the events that take place give some slight connections towards each others piece. In both Poe’s “The Raven” and Dahl’s “Lamb to the Slaughter”, the overall ability to comprehend the way we as individuals deal with the death of a loved one are as mixed as the sociopathic Mary Maloney and the grieving Poe as they obtain and suffer through different experiences which is mixed through the authors use of diction and the overall plot of each story. Within these two pieces there lies a considerable amount of detail to be able to understand and connect the slight similarities within the realization of the characters situations. Both pieces circle around death as Poe grieves over the loss of his of his beloved Lenore and as Mary Maloney kills her husband. Both characters experience love and the loss of that loved one, although the process of losing that significant other is rather different from each other. In “Lamb to the Slaughter” it states that “ All the old love for him came back to her, and she ran over to him, knelt down beside him, and began to cry hard.” which is clearly triggered by the loss, after

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