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Plot Diagram of Lamb to The Slaughter

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  • Exposition
  • I can not wait for my loving husband to come home. It's the highlight of my day.
  • This is going to be a big shock to you, I'm afraid. But I've thought about it a good deal and I've decided that the only thing to do is to tell you immediately.
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Mary Maloney is introduced. She is in her home waiting for her husband to come home from work.
  • Climax
  • Mary Maloney's husband decides to divorce Mary.
  • Falling Action
  • I came home and he was dead...
  • Mary is shocked and in a trance, yet she continues to go retrieve a lamb for dinner.
  • Resolution
  • I wonder if the murder weapon is still in the house...
  • Mary kills her husband by sneaking up behind him and hitting him with the lamb.
  • Police arrive at Mary's house but Mary is able to convince the cops that she is innocent, especially because they worked with her husband.
  • Mary is smart enough to persuade the hungry cops into eating her "dinner", while they are actually disposing the murder weapon.
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