Mary Cloney In Roald Dahl's Lamb To Slaughter

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Emma Eckeberger
Mrs. Briscoe
English 1 Honors
7 September 2017

To fight or not to fight
Life is hard for kind people. We live in a world where we are told to be kind since we are children. To hold doors for girls ,and to use manners and give compliments. We are told this all through school,but by the time most people are in middle school all those lessons that had been drilled into us since we are kids seem to disappear. On the internet you can be a cruel person knocking down others beliefs and self worth ,but it seems like all those people know how to keep their mouth shut when they're not behind a screen. Even through all this there seems to still be some optimist still out there. Lots of times those people draw the short straw. Most of the time these people shrug it off and keeping going on with their lives, but sometimes people snap. That's the case with Mary Maloney in Roald Dahl’s Lamb to slaughter.

You see the story starts off with Mrs. Maloney waiting for her husband to come home. It also says “Now and again she glanced at the clock, but without anxiety.” This proves that this woman knows that her husband will come home to her safe and sound. In the text It also says that Mrs. Maloney is expecting a baby. Throughout the story their is no mention of any other children letting us know that this is Mary's first child ,and usually women have their first born when their young ,say their early or mid twenties. What we can infer is that Mary is a young wife expecting
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