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Mary Had To Act In Lamb To The Slaughter

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One theme of the story “Lamb to the Slaughter” is how women had to act because Mary had to act throughout the whole story. In the time when this story takes place, women had a very important role in the lives of their husbands. The women always had to do what their husbands wanted and keep them happy. In order to do that, they often had to act like everything was perfect and they were always happy. In the story, Mary was waiting for her husband to come home. When he does, she acts very excited to see him and offers to take his coat and get him a drink. However, Patrick, her husband, seems very angry; veering the story off course. Instead of him acting like his usual self, he is drinking a lot. Mary has to continue to offer food and try to keep
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