This example proves that Patrick’s bad timing of telling Mary the news while she was six month pregnant and made her feel betrayed. Patrick’s betrayal drove Mary to murder her husband with a leg of a lamb. There was another police officer who was investigating into her husband’s homicide and looking for a murder weapon that was used to kill Patrick. The officer didn’t suspect anything of Mary because he was eating the evidence which was the leg of the lamb. No one would ever think the wife or husband would kill the other person.
In conclusion, Mary six month pregnant. Patrick was leaving her to be with someone else, so therefore Betrayal is the theme of the story. But marriage is somewhat about promising the other person to stay with each other through sickness and health and not leaving each other.