Relationships Between Men and Women in Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, Catbird Seat by James Thurber and Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver by Thomas H

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Relationships Between Men and Women in Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, Catbird Seat by James Thurber and Tony Kytes the Arch Deceiver by Thomas Hardy

The short stories Lamb to the slaughter- Roald Dahl (1954), Catbird Seat- James Thurber (1945) and Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver- Thomas Hardy (1894) show how the relationship between men and women can be complicated.

In Lamb to the Slaughter the writer has intended to convey a tensional feeling between Mrs Maloney and Mr Maloney because Mr Maloney has something different to do from his occasional routine, he is scared, tired and probably feels sympathy for Mrs Maloney according to his harsh decision. The story focuses on murder, rather than a
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The author's attitude clearly supported the idea that he wanted a harsh relationship between these characters, no love or sexuality/emotional relationship.

The author's depicted relationships between men and women in a variety of ways, in Lamb to the Slaughter, the author's attitude showed how he could give defined roles, show a range of tension and convey a non-sexual relationship between a man and a woman. The writer depicts a weak relationship between the characters and gives an intriguing twist at the end. Though compared with Tony Kytes, the author has intended to convey many affairs between men and women which are sexual and emotional. Highlighted issues in Catbird Seat such as the 'rubbing out' and the twist at the end which then causes dramatic irony. Mr Martin is sitting pretty and that Mrs Barrows is now erased and sacked this presented the reader with situations where the relationship was not passionate but that it was fraught/insecure but the author has clearly depicted his roles and conveyed the relationship throughout even though there was such competitive spirit between the characters.

The title of Lamb to the Slaughter is a well known phrase. The title refers to innocence and a violent death, where innocence is destroyed and a there is a brutal death. This is a

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