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Tone of Lamb to the Slaughter

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Tony Li

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of Tone of Lamb to the Slaughter

Tone of Lamb to the Slaughter
Examples in the story
Analysis
Purpose
The tones in Lamb to the Slaughter reveals the Roald Dahl's entertaining and persuasive purpose to a seemingly naive person can also be detrimental.
Tone
The quality that gives voice its distinctive personality.
Key to the understand the meaning.
Attitude of the author toward a subject.
Connection between author's thought and its expression.
Tones in the Story
Caring and Tranquil
Mary was described as a innocent and quiet housewife. "The drop of a head as she bent over her sewing was curiously tranquil... and the eyes, with their new placid look, seemed larger and darker than before."
The patience of her waiting.
Description of her eyes.
Somber
Ironic
Turn violent abruptly, "Mary Maloney simply walked up behind him and without any pause she swung the big frozen leg of lamb high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head."
The surprising act of Mary
A turning point
Ironic cont.
Dramatic Irony-"Probably right under our very noses. What you think, Jack?"
"And in the other room, Mary Maloney began to giggle. "
The frustrating moment
Attracts reader's attention
Giggle reveals her evil nature
manages to trick the police officers
Dahl use a tranquil tone to create a peaceful image.
Prepare for the irony
Changes in tones signals the change in her life
the dramatic change in tone creates humor and surprises
Dahl used irony to attract the readers into reading the story
presented the story with a sense of humor
Dark humor.
Conclusion
The author Roald Dahl adeptly used the change in tones and different ironies to conveyed the his dark humor and the idea of a caring wife can be a cold-blooded murderer.
By Tony Li and Patrick Wang
Caring and Tranquil
Somber
Ironic
"And he told her."
"watching him with a kind of dazed horror as he went further and further away from her with each word."
Short, simple, change of tone.
By describing the horror Dahl conveys the gloom of Mary to the reader.
Analysis
Analysis
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