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In Roald Dahls short story Lamb to the slaughter Mary Maloney is a pregnant housewife that dotes on her husband Patrick It is this attorneys claim that Mary is a victim of temporary insanity brought on by the news Patrick was leaving her for another women There is no other evidence or probable cause for this unfortunate event Mary really cared for Patrick and loved him very much Mr Maloney was very short with Mary Mary regretted killing him and she immediately started to cry because her feelings came back for him Mary Maloney is innocent of second degree murder and this will be proven by the evidence the defense has obtained Mary really cared for Patrick and loved him very much Mary really was in love with her husband she loved to luxuriate in the presence of this man she tried to cook for him but he refused her kindness Although this gives members of the jury evidence the defense has additional evidence to present Mr Maloney was very short with Mary You could tell Mr Maloney did not want to be bothered with Mary for gods sake dont make supper for me Im going out As you can see Mr Maloney was being very rude to Mary when she offered to do things When Mary tried to cook for him he said rudely Sit down Mary Maloneys actions showed she genuinely care for Patrick so news of his affair came as a shock Mary regretted killing him and she immediately started to cry because her feelings started to come back for him As you can see Mary felt bad because she killed her husband All the old love and logging for him welled up inside her and she ran over to him and began to cry her heart out As you
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