Lamb to the Slaughter

Lamb to the Slaughter

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  • Exposition
  • Hullo
  • Hullo, darling
  • Inciting Incident
  • I'll give you money and see you're looked after but there needn't really be any fuss, it wouldn't be good for my job
  • Rising Action
  • At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Mary Maloney, who is six months pregnant, and her husband Patrick. 
  • Climax
  • All right, so I've killed him
  • Patrick tells Mary that he is leaving her.
  • Falling Action
  • Mary goes to the freezer in a daze and takes out a leg of lamb to cook for dinner.
  • Resolution
  • Probably right under our noses.
  • Mary hits Patrick over the head with the leg of lamb, killing him.
  • Mary covers up her crime by going to the grocery store to build up an alibi. She then calls the police and acts like a grieving widow.
  • Mary gets away with her crime by having the police officers eat the lamb, therefore destroying the murder weapon.
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