Mary Maloney Lamb To The Slaughter

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In the short story, “Lamb to the Slaughter” written by Ronald Dahl, the main character Mary Malonely, though not guilty of killing her husband Patrick Malonely, did so unintentionally by reason of insanity. Mary Malonely is a sensitively, pregnant young women who is carrying their child. She is quite devoted to her husband as well; the night of the incident, Malonely was patiently waiting for her husband to come home as she was really wanting to prepare dinner for the two to enjoy. Upon his arrival, Malonely greeted her husband with a kiss which greatly demonstrates her love for him. In return, Mr. Malonely notified his wife quite nonchalantly that he would be leaving her, despite the fact she is 6 months pregnant with their child. Patrick
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