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In the story Lamb to the Slaughter the character Mary Maloney a good housewife is expecting her husband to return home from his job as a local policeman but when he return home he was very down and told Mary that he was leaving her without asking why She strikes her husband in the back of the head with the frozen lamb leg killing him instantly In the story Monkeys Paw the character Mr White was somewhat like the character Mary Maloney from Lamb to the Slaughter because they both did not have any hard emotion with the death of their loved ones Mr White was a good man but was selfish he wished he had worked for the money instead of wishing it Whereas Mrs Maloney should have just stayed calm and talk things through with her husband rather than killing him instantly on the spot Mr White could have wished for anything in the world but him wishing for money was selfish because he could of wish for his familys happinessHerbert Whites death was showing the father that money come with a price and hearing that Herbert was dead which was quoted in the story as Mr White was shocked He was caught in the machinery said the visitor at length in a low voice Caught in the machinery repeated Mr White in a dazed fashion yesThis showed the reader that the reaction of death is not expressed with Mr White character as too Mrs White Unlike Mr White Mrs Maloney was not shocked or hurt when she killed her husband But if she just stayed calm and did not overreact she could have talk to her husband and understood what was going on This is believed because Mary was kind of crazy by the end of the story they quoted that they think the weapon was under their noses after feeding them the evidence she
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