Examples Of Mamb To The Slaughter By Mary Maloney

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“The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being from another,” is the basic definition for murder. Unlawfully killing someone and having no reason of killing him/her is murder, there just isn’t any argument for it. In ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ by Roald Dahl, Mary Maloney is a housewife married to Patrick Maloney in the 1950s. He tells her something she doesn’t want to hear, more than likely it’s a divorce, and she still decides to cook dinner for him. She takes a frozen leg lamb they were going to eat that night and hits him over the head with it. Cold blood murderer, that it was she is. Mary Maloney is a conniving criminal and aware of and responsible for her actions due to her ability to manipulate others through her actions. This makes her guilty of her conviction. Mary Maloney is guilty because of her manipulation to others, she acted like she was panicking about his death, and at the end, she had a devilish laugh because she knew she got away with murder.
To start off telling why she is a murderer, she is able to manipulate others through her words and her actions. Manipulation is something that someone needs to be able to get away with others. If someone can get them to believe him or her, then that person can say whatever that person wants them to hear. This is exactly what Mary Maloney did to the police. Mary Maloney in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ says “You must be terribly hungry by now because it’s long past your supper time, and I know Patrick would never
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