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  A rose for Emily
and Lamb to The Slaughter are both books about two females getting rejected to
the men they love, and the way they get revenge was by killing them. Emily was
a shy type of person but she
came from a family that are known to be crazy and do crazy things. She fell in
love with Mr. Grierson she met when he was doing construction work next to her
house. Eventually she married him but not knowing that he is more attracted to
men and for that reason she killed him. Mary was in a situation where her
husband Patrick did love her but he decided he wanted to leave her for another
woman when Mary was pregnant with his baby. This leading up to her killing over
the anger she had towards him. The purpose of this is because both females have
had the feeling of rejection, and revenge. Emily’s husband was attracted to
other men which made her feel rejected because she knew she wasn’t going to be
love by Mr. Grierson as much since he doesn’t find her attractive. For Mary,
her husband Patrick did love but he wanted to leave her for another woman
because he didn’t love her anymore.


  The first thing is how
they got rejected by them. Example “She will persuade him yet,” because Homer
himself had remarked – he liked men, and it was known that he drank with the
younger men in the Elks’ Club – that he was not a marrying man” (IV/I).

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The evidence explains that Homer prefers to be with younger men then his own
wife which means he rejected her for that. Example “And I know it’s kind of a
bad time to be telling you, bet there simply wasn’t any other way. Of course,
I’ll give you money and see you’re looked after.” (Paragraph 21). This explains
that even though he’s leaving her he’ll make sure she is taken care of her and
the baby and that he’ll give her money to help.


 “I want some poison” she
said. “Yes, Miss Emily. What kind? For rats and such? I’d recom— “. “I want the
best you have. I don’t care what kind.” The druggist named several. “They’ll
kill anything up to an elephant. But what you want is—” “Arsenic,” Miss Emily
said. “Is that a good one?” “Is . . . arsenic? Yes, ma’am. But what you want—”
“I want arsenic.” (III/35-41). The evidence shows that Emily wants to buy poison
big enough to kill an elephant. This shows she knows about homer and that she
is willing to kill him because of it. “At that point, 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.” (Paragraph 26). This
evidence shows that with all of her anger she just decided to walk behind him
and swing the frozen lamb leg on the back of his head, it leading up to him dying. 


  This essay shows and explains how both Emily,
and Mary get rejected by their husbands and how they both get the revenge they
wanted by killing them. Emily’s husband Homer liked to be with men which made
her feel rejected. Emily killed Homer with strong rat poisoning to have revenge
on him. Mary husband Patrick leaves her for another woman rejecting her
completely. Mary got her revenge by killing him with a frozen lamb leg over
frustration. “All right” she told herself “I killed him” (Paragraph 29)