Englisch-Projekt 2017

From short story to photo story

Last year, students from grades 11 and 12, together with Ms Webel and Ms Finkler, used the project days at our school to interpret and to turn dark and twisted short stories, such as Roald Dahl's The Landlady and Lamb to the Slaughter, into their very own photo stories.
 
   
 
Watch our photo stories here:
 
 
 
 
 
Lamb to the Slaughter is about Mary Maloney, a devoted pregnant housewife married to her husband Patrick. While she is very happy in this marriage, Patrick reveals to her that night that he wants to get a divorce.
Completely shocked by this revelation and in a seeming trance, Mary takes a large leg of lamb from the freezer to cook for dinner. Upon seeing him standing looking outside a window, Mary hits her husband on the back of his head with the frozen lamb leg,which kills him instantly.
She practically starts to ask herself what to do now. She decides to cook the leg in order to destroy the evidence, and goes to the grocer in order to build an alibi. Returning home, she calls the police.
After questioning her and looking at the scene, the police conclude that her husband was killed by an intruder carrying a large and blunt object.
At the end, Mary offers the policemen to eat her dinner, the lab leg.
 
The Landlady is another horror short story written by Roald Dahl. It tells the story of a 17-year old man named Billy Waver, who travels from London to Bath. When looking for a place to stay in Bath, he walks by a bed and breakfast which looks very inviting, which is why he decides to spend the night there.
The Landlady is very friendly, talkative and her serves him a cup of tea.
When looking at the guest book he is quite astonished as he knows two of those names: two men who  went missing. The Landlady talks about her passion: stuffing deceased house pets. The short story ends with the implication that Billy Waver will die from the poison in the cup of tea and that he will be added to the landlady's collection.
 
 
Sources:
Roald Dahl. The Landlady.
Roald Dahl. Lamb to the Slaughter.