What Is The Conflict In Lamb To The Slaughter

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Lamb To The Slaughter

In the short story, Lamb To The Slaughter by Roald Dahi, a frozen leg of lamb becomes a deadly weapon. A wife contently waits for her husband to come home. He arrives and the longer he is there the more the mood shifts and goes from calm to uneasy as he is blunt and rude to his pregnant wife, Mary. Then, he drops the bomb on her that he wants a divorce, soon after he is found dead on the floor with his wife standing over him with a piece of frozen leg of lamb. The end of the story consist of the wife covering her crime. This story is timeless because it has a strong conflict, plot twist, and an unobvious ending. Next, the first reason this story is timeless is because of the strong conflict. One example of strong conflict is when the husband asks for a divorce, "...watches him with a kind of dazed horror as he went further away from her with each word." (3)The conflict between the husband and wife in this story of how they are growing apart. Another example of a strong conflict is the wife's reaction to her husband's news, "She couldn't fell anything at all-except a slight nausea and a desire to vomit." (3)This is how the wife is feeling after she hits her husband, killing him, with a leg of lamb. This strong conflict of divorce between the husband and wife then also creates a conflict
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The first plot twist is when the husband divorces his pregnant wife, "So there it is, he added." (2) this is a big plot twist that causes the second plot twist. The next one is when Mary Maloney, hits her husband with "a leg of lamb." (3) This makes the story amazing because of its intriguing plot twists. This story also has a plot twist at the end when Mary has cooked the lamb and when the police come she offers it to them. While eating the lamb the police discuss how they believe the weapon is right under their noses which makes a huge plot twist in the
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