Jennifer

Jennifer.S
Mr.WrestchGr. 9 ENG 1D1
Oct 3 2018

I think the theme of the story ” Lamb to the Slaughter ” is a betrayal because Mary’s husband, Patrick was going to leave her because he had an affair while she was six months pregnant.

For example, Mary was living a happy marriage with her husband, Patrick who was a police officer. However, in the story Patrick give Mary some horrible unknown news which leads her to murder her husband with the leg of the lamb. There was another police officer who was investigating into her husband’s murder and looking for a murder weapon that was used to kill Patrick.

This example proves that Patrick’s bad timing in telling Mary the news while she was six months pregnant and made her feel betrayed. Patrick’s betrayal drove Mary to murder her husband with a leg of a lamb.