Lamb to the Slaughter

By Sophia Dunn

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Theme

The theme is "Think before you do." That is the theme because Mrs. Maloney killed her husband without thinking right after he told her some bad news. I know this because the text states " walked up behind him and without any pause she swung the big frozen leg of lamb" and "So I've killed him."

With a baby on the way, what will she do with the weapon?

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"For God's sake, he said, hearing her but not turning round. Don't make supper for me. I'm going out"

Topics

- Guilt

- Betrayal

- Greed

Dinner is ready! Would you like to eat some lamb?

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"Please, she begged Please eat it."