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Connector for “Lamb to the Slaughter”
1. In the story “Lamb to the Slaughter,” Patrick Maloney wanted to leave his wife, Mary Maloney, who he impregnated and was currently six months pregnant whenhe told her of this news. As in the story, my grandmother faced a similar scenario when her husband and my mother’s father decided he wanted a divorce and left her with two small children. This nevercreated a problem for my grandmother; she simply had to take role as a mother and a father, also she had to raise and take care of my mother and her sister all by herself. This greatly affected mymother because she never had a real father figure in her life and was let down by the only man in her life, which made her have trust issues with any men.
2. Considering the fact that my mother wastechnically abandoned by her father and has yet to even receive a phone call from him, she was let down once again by another man in her life, her husband. A few years ago my father came to the conclusionthat after years of cheating, he wanted to leave my mother and be with his lover. Although my mom is a very independent and strong woman, she was very heartbroken; another man in her life had let herdown. No matter how much aggravation and depression she felt, she never committed such a horrendous act like Mary Maloney did after she found out her husband was going to leave her.
3. BettyBroderick was much like Mary Maloney completely devoted to her home and husband. But very quickly her life was turned upside down when her husband, Dan, began having an affair with his assistant, LindaKolkena. Betty long suspected the affair although Dan denied it for some time, until he finally moved out of the family home and bought a house of his own with his new girlfriend, Linda. He eventuallytook custody of the children and there followed a lengthy, complex divorce settlement, which Betty felt she was treated unfairly owing to Dan’s extensive legal connections and influence. She became...
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