Frailty, The Name Is Women, By Roald Dahl

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‘Frailty, the name is women!’. Historically, women are stereotyped by this community as the weaker sex. This is because people believe that God had assigned strength and authority to males, underlining that womankind are weak and frail in character. Besides, the emergence of the feminist who claims to stand for women’s empowerment and gender equality clearly denoted that women are weaker creatures. Notwithstanding, based on the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” written by Roald Dahl, Mary Maloney, a typical housewife murders her husband and creates a false impression to the polices to get rids of the suspicious. In addition, women’s ability can be seen in the story “The Way Up to Heaven” also written by the same author, Roald Dahl. In the story, although Mr Foster knows that his wife is a nervous woman who had pathological fear of missing transport, he often deliberately delays and takes his time, causing him died in a mysterious death at the end of the story. Based on these two stories, the two women killed their husbands and escaped from …show more content…

They play roles as a friend, a wife or husband, a son or daughter, et cetera in their lives for the purpose of interest. As asserted by Stephen King, the trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool. In “The Way up to Heaven”, Mrs Foster was constantly being agonised by her ill-disposed husband because he intentionally stalled her way to the airport, enabling she miss the plane to Paris. To end up this torture, Mrs Foster abandons her husband in a stuck elevator so that he would die in there from dehydrating and starvation. After she intends to kill her husband, she pretend that she doesn’t know her husband was died in the elevator, calling for mechanism to repair the lift. From this evidence, a woman wild side to an innocent face is completely and vividly demonstrated by Mr Foster. In brief, women are complex sex as they not innocent as they

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