By Roald Dahl Website by Daisy, Andi, Cory, and Jared.
People tend to underestimate the power of those who seem to be weak. In Lamb to the Slaughter, there was a clear belittle of the Mary’s power. My interpretation of the theme is, even though the weak seem powerless, they are able to rise and become even more powerful than those who are strong. “She might just as well have hit him with a steel club.”(Dahl pg. 2) She swung the leg of lamb so hard, it had the strength of a steel club. Women are typically, small and not as strong as men, so being able to strike a man in the head with the force of a “steel club” is astonishing. “She stepped back a pace, waiting, and the funny thing was that he remained standing there for at least four or five seconds, gently swaying. Then he crashed to the carpet.” (Dahl pg.2) Crashed to the floor, thats how much power she had, when driven by a strong anger. By power came intelligence, as soon as Mary realized she had killed her husband, she was able to devise a plan in order to ultimately get away with murder. Don’t underestimate the weak, because sooner or later, they’ll rise to become powerful.