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Lamb to the Slaughter. Author Biological Information Literary Focus Theme Narration Conflict Characters Plot. Author. Roald Dahl 1916-1990 British Novelist 5 Children. Biological Information. Wrote for adults and children Wrote : James and the Giant Peach

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lamb to the slaughter
Lamb to the Slaughter
  • Author
  • Biological Information
  • Literary Focus
  • Theme
  • Narration
  • Conflict
  • Characters
  • Plot
author
Author
  • Roald Dahl
    • 1916-1990
    • British Novelist
    • 5 Children
biological information
Biological Information
  • Wrote for adults and children
  • Wrote:
    • James and the Giant Peach
    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
literary focus
Literary Focus
  • Irony: Detective’s actually eat the evidence they are looking for.
theme
Theme
  • Betrayal: Patrick is leaving her.
  • Revenge: Getting back at Patrick for wanting to leave her while she’s pregnant
narration
Narration
  • 3rd Person Limited

-Mary is telling the story

conflict
Conflict
  • Internal
    • Needs to save unborn child
  • External
    • Mary vs. Patrick
    • Mary vs. Detectives
characters
Mary

Protagonist

Wife

Murderer

Patrick

Husband

Detective

Victim

Jack Noonan

Detective

O'Malley

Detective

Sam

The grocer

Alibi

Characters
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Exposition

The quiet home

Mary sewing

Narrative Hook

Patrick leaving Mary

Rising Action

Mary hitting Patrick over the head with a leg of lamb

Climax

Detective points out lamb is cooking in oven.

Falling Action

Detectives eating the lamb.

Resolution

Detectives eating the evidence.

Mary giggling

Plot