Lamb to the Slaughter By: Roald Dahl Characters Mary Maloney Mary Maloney Detective Patrick Maloney...

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  • Lamb to the SlaughterBy: Roald Dahl

  • CharactersMary MaloneyDetective Patrick MaloneySam- grocerJack Noonan- police officer

  • SettingEveningMaloney Household1950sUnited States

  • ExpositionMary Maloney, 6 mo. pregnant, learns that her husband, Patrick, a detective, is leaving her.

  • Rising Action1. Mary hits him in the head with the frozen lamb.2. She establishes an alibi by going to the grocery store.3. She returns home and calls the police, claiming that she found her husband dead.

  • ClimaxThe police officers eat the lamb!

  • Falling ActionMary giggles to herself.

  • ResolutionMary gets away with murder because the police officers ate the murder weapon!

  • Point of ViewThird Person Limited Omniscient

    (Dont write this part) The narrator is not a character in the story. The narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings that Mary is having.

  • ThemeThings are not always as they seem.Be careful who you trust.

    Can you think of any other themes that are present in the story?

  • ToneIrony

    (Dont write this part.) It is ironic that a lady who appears to be wonderful wife has murdered her husband. It is also ironic that he is a detective and his police officer friends eat the murder weapon so there is no evidence against his wife!

  • Video Link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmpY9cpe6g8&feature=related (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)