Lamb to the slaughter

Lamb to the slaughter - Roald Dahl

Genre – short story, full of situational and dramatic irony. In my opinion, it is on one hand dramatic and on the other comical.


Mary Maloney – round character, protagonist – the wife of detective. Although we do not know very much about her we can deduct enough about her previous style of life from the short setting. This would also foretell something about her unpredictable behaviour, which could occur in unforeseen situations.