Mary Maloney's Story

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Literature: Lamb to the Slaughter {Test}

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  • Direct Characterization
  • I waited for my husband to come home. I cleaned the house and made him a drink.
  • Now and again she would glance up at the clock, but without anxiety, merely to please herself with the thought that each minute gone by made it nearer the time when he would come.
  • Speech
  • "Listen," he said. "I've got something to tell you."  "What is it, darling? What's the matter?"
  • Actions
  • She is getting the lamb chop out of the freezer.
  • This is an example of direct characterization because Mary Maloney's cleaned the whole house like the 1950s housewives do everyday. The housewives have dinner ready, clean the house, prepare the children, be happy to see him, free him with a warm smile, listen to him, and refresh yourself before your husbands come home.
  • Actions
  • Mary Maloney  hit him on the head with the frozen lamb chop.
  • This is an example of speech because he's going to tell her, he wants a divorce and she can't do anything about it.  She can't do anything about it because in the 1950s, the husband controlled the house, women had to listen her husband no matter what happen.
  • Direct Characterization
  • This is an example of actions because when she is picking out the lamb chop from the freezer but we don't know what's going to happen to the lamb chop.  The lamb chop might be used the eat, or to hit something or someone.
  • Thoughts
  • Probably right under our very noses.
  • This an action because Mary Maloney is taking a frozen lamb chop and hit him on the back of the head.
  • This is an direct characterization because in the story it said that she called the police so it's right here. She called the police saying that she's thinks her husband is died.
  • "Quick! Come quick! Patrick's dead!" "Who's speaking?" "Mrs. Maloney. Mrs. Patrick Maloney." "You mean Patrick Maloney's dead?" "I think so," she sobbed. "He's lying on the floor and I think he's dead." "Be right over," the man said.
  • This is thought because the police officers are thinking about what was the weapon, but they thought it was somewhere behind there noses and it was behind there noses.
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