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”.
She ends up using the weapon as dinner for the police. The author showed how Mary used cowardice throughout the story through the literary devices of Symbolism, Foreshadowing, and Tone. Throughout the story, Dahl used the leg of the lamb as a symbol to show the cowardice in Mary. Also what occurred was “Don’t make supper for me i’m going out.” (Patrick 2) this is a perfect example of symbolism because Patrick used going out to supper instead of having Mary cook for him. Instead of owning up and being a man Patrick is trying to run away from his mistake.
Meanwhile, the thief had thrown away the brown bag and his gloves, and started to make his way back to the motel he was staying at. By this point, Mrs. Smith was really starting to freak out and considered calling the police when her husband walked up with their Dominos pizza, tickets to the Homecoming football game, a mum with his wife’s name on it, and some sunscreen. When he saw how distraught his wife looked though, he immediately found a place to set down all the things he had brought and went over to her. When he found out what had happened, they called the police, explained the situation, and then Mr. Smith brought Mrs. Smith over to a picnic table to calm down a bit and eat a little pizza. After they had eaten and Mrs. Smith was a little calmer, Mr. Smith pinned the mum on her to cheer her up and they went to go talk to the
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).
He did not take off his jacket, to begin; he immediately moved to pour a glass of whiskey after walking into the house, kissing Mary as he did so. He told his wife that he needed to tell her something, that she might want to sit down when he did so. The news he requested Mary listen to was this: he wanted to leave Mary for another woman’s love, he wanted to divorce her. Not being able to believe this statement, Mary retreated into a state of shock, saying she would fetch the meat to cook dinner. She hoped that if she acted as if nothing happened, the information wouldn’t be true, the suddenly serious tone of the night would lift.
The murder weapon happened to be the leg of a lamb, and Mary offered up some lamb for the cops, as a sign of thanks for all their hard work, looking for her late husband. Whereas in, “A Jury of her Peers,” the woman suspect, wife of the victim, had help hiding her motives to kill her husband. Second, both stories’ victims, were husbands of high power. Both men had done something to their wives that pushed the women over the edge, and the women cleverly getting away with it. For example, in “Lamb to
In life, some people lose stuff and they never give a chance to find it, but other people do give a chance to find it. In the short story, “Attack” by Ralph Fletcher, Lanie, find their chicken pen all bloodys and then their mom and Jimmy venture out into the woods and bring back some lost roosters. The Story “Attack” teaches me to never give up, this is true for their mom and Jimmy. The first way in which “Attack” shows to never give up, is through the actions of the mom. The mom went outside and saw their whole chicken pen all bloody, the text says “I'm going to check around the house first” and after that Laine says “Me too” which shows not only one person cares and is being brave.
Sister also points out that she has to prepare the green tomato pickle since “Mama had turned both the niggers loose.” Mama shames Stella-Rondo for making such a dish that will not agree with Uncle Rondo or Shirley-T. At this point Sister feels as if she is being criticized by every family member and can not please anyone. Due to this story being told in first-person point of view, it is vital that Sister retell the story exactly as it happens. However, the reader must take into account Sister’s altered state of mind when reading the
Winn-Dixie Final Summary the story is mostly about when Opal wants her mama and friends because she left the preacher and Opal and Opal learns NOT to judge the Deberry brothers to harsh. It all started when Opal goes grocery shopping to get tomatoes and mac and cheese, she saw the manager waving his arms like crazy and saying,who let a dog in here!! Then Opal saw an ugly running around knocking down EVERYTHING and right after the manager said call the pound Opal said,That is my dog do not call the pound. after that Opal tells the preacher if she can keep Winn-Dixie. Later that summer, Opal showers Winn-Dixie but instead of wagging his tail, he just stood still and Opal knew that Winn-Dixie did not like Opal showering Winn-Dixie so after that, the preacher said he smelled REAL good and then Opal and Winn-Dixie go to Gertrude’s pets to get a leash and a collar and Winn-Dixie and Opal find a really nice collar and leash but Opal finds it too expensive so Opal
The soldier didn’t listen to what Mama Elena had said about allowing nobody inside the house. He started to walk towards the house and Mama Elena shot the chicken out of his hands. Mama Elena was being protective which is a quality of a mother. Later in the scene when Mama Elena is protecting her house, she says she would rather die than let them in the house. Mama Elena says,”If we die, no one will miss me very much, but won’t the nation mourn your loss” (Esquivel 90).