In "Lamb to the Slaughter", why does Mary giggle at the end of the story?

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This excellent short story is usually used by teachers to demonstrate irony . Of course, as you know, there are three types of irony - verbal, situational and dramatic. The answer to your question is related to dramatic irony, which is defined as  when the reader and some of the characters involved in a play or text know something important that some or all of the characters do not know. What is darkly...

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