Lamb to the Slaughter

Lamb to the Slaughter
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  • Direct Characterization / Static or Dynamic
  • He didn’t answer, so she bent her head again and went on with her sewing;
  • Speech
  • “I’ll get it!” she cried, jumping up. “Sit down,” he said.
  • Thoughts
  • That’s the way, she told herself. Do everything right and natural. Keep things absolutely natural and there’ll be no need for any acting at all.
  • This shows that Partick does not want anything to do with Mary. All he wants to do is get his drink that was darker that night and sit and relax. His job is his excuse so that he does not have to associate with Mary.  Patrick is planning something ot break Mary's heart. 
  • Effects on others 
  • “Please,” she begged. “Please eat it. Personally I couldn’t touch a thing, certainly not what’s been in the house when he was here. But it’s all right for you. It’d be a favor to me if you’d eat it up.Then you can go on with your work again afterwards.”
  • Patrick does not want Mary to do anything because he does not truly love her. Later on in the book he tells her he wants a divorce. All the events of him not want her to do anything for her makes this look suspicious. Patrick drinks and drinks and drinks wine because of work when he know deep down inside that its because he is not happy with Mary. 
  • Actions
  • She took his coat and hung it in the closet. 
  • This shows that Mary knows what she did and can own it but may regret it. Mary Malone wishes that she did not do that because she will get in trouble. She is smart because her husband is a detective and she knows what to do so that she does  not get accused. 
  • Looks
  • The movie shows that she wore a dress and had quite a bit of hairspray. 
  • Mary does not want the detectives to find that she killed Patrick with the lamb leg so she wants them to eat it. This show who she is as a person and that is a lair. She does not want to take responsibility for what she did so she is destroying the evidence. Mary Malonoie is a liar and she needed to take responsibility for her actions. 
  • Mary Malone cares about Patrick. She wants to care about him and do the best for him but he on the inside does not care about her and wants to divorce her. Mary Malone knew something was happening but was still loving and caring. Mary Malone got tired of it and killed her husband after he told her he wanted a divorce. 
  • Mary Malone was a house wife so she dressed to a perfect tee of what  a woman She wears a dress as seen in a movie.  She used a lot of hair spray because that what they did in the fifty's. 
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