Short Story Analysis
"Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl
In “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl, it portrays that people are not they seem. This average woman turns out to be a cold-blooded killer. This thought that any one person can be pushed to the brink and become dark and twisted. Mary Maloney is the perpetrator in this story as she murders her husband, and hides the action in a disturbing but brilliant way. Mary hides the murder weapon, a lamb chop, by feeding it to the investigators. This story is bloody and twisted, but it also has a comical side in with the way the murder weapon was disposed of. This story is for the lovers of murder mysteries and horror thrillers.
Analysis of Theme
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