Lamb to the Slaughter
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...foreshadowing to depict a dark comedy... Hong Le OKlock English 1A July 19, Lamb to the Slaughter Have you ever had what you love taken away from you? What did you want to do
about it? In “Lamb to the Slaughter”, Roald Dahl gives an example of what love will do to someone if it is taken away. The story takes place in the early twentieth century, and is about a woman, as typical housewife. She is bright, loves her husband over everything on earth, which leads to, Mary are killing her husband. Without any doubt love is a powerful feeling. Dahl also communicates to the reader that the contrast is unexpected. In this short story, Roald Dahl uses the literary devices of dramatic irony, the conflicts, and fore...