Jacobs, is a horror story because it talks about the controversy between the cursed monkey’s paw, and the consequences of people wishing on the monkey’s paw. The first citation that was made was to show that the Whites were greedy so they immediately wish for two hundred pounds. Then a representative from the company herbert worked at, came to inform Mr. and Mrs. White of Herbert’s death. After, Mrs. White urges Mr. White to wish Herbert back to life, now that they now the paw actually does really grant wishes. Mr. White makes the wish to bring Herbert back and Herbert comes back to the house and knocks at the door.
The conflict in the story is not only the monkey’s paw but was somewhat Mr. White’s attitude. If he never was that greedy the story would have changed he would have agreed with Morris and burned the monkey’s paw but he didn’t want to do that creating the plot. Any change in the plot could have/ would have altered the course of the story but also altering the theme. In “The Monkey’s Paw,” the downfall of the White family is when they receive the two hundred pounds as a compensation for the son’s death which was actually caused by messing with fate. They did receive the two hundred pounds but it came at an even greater price their son’s death.
The Tell Tale Heart has mystery in it cause it was saying he had an eye of a vulture-a pale, blue eye with a film over it. That means the man was blind in one eye and it was scary to the man that he was living with. The Monkey’s Paw has mystery in it cause “Mr. Morris told the husband that he knew what the man’s third wish was, but he didn’t know what the first two wishes was”. It means that Mr.Morris warned them what was going to happen when he wanted the Paw.
In "The Monkeys Paw" Mr. White makes a wish for money. He didn’t know it at first but he made the mistake of killing his son. He was told that there will be consequences but he ignored it. Jacobs creates a suspense through imagery when he states " The knocking stopped suddenly, though it still echoed in the house...A cold wind rushed up the stairs and a long, loud wail of disappointment and misery broke from his wife." This passage reveals that the mother is crestfallen that her son, Herbert didn’t come back.
Greed is bad, in “The Monkey’s Paw” people had negativity against the paw, others examined the paw wondering how it works, others were worried about it the Coincidence that came with every wish made. Someone else was also wondering how it works, so he picked up the paw and made a wish for money to see if the wish would come true or not. However, without thinking about the coincidence it won’t lead to an happy ending when that person made the wish for money, the son dies because of the wish for money he made. After the son died, a man came to the family’s house to tell how bad he feels for their son who got caught in a machine and
Have you ever wished for a million dollars? In “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, a family comes across a Sgt. from the military who gives them a monkey's paw. Despite being warned, the family uses the magical paw to make wishes. Bad things then happen to them.
“The Monkey’s Paw” holds back a lot of information, a perfect example of this is when Herbert’s boss comes to tell Mr. White about his son’s death he wouldn’t say Herbert had died he only said, “He was badly hurt, but he’s not in any pain.” It leaves the readers imagination to decide on what happened to Herbert; this state of unknowing creates suspense forcing the reader to continue to read to figure out what happened. Another example of this literary device is when Mr.White says to Mrs.White "He has been dead ten days, and besides he - I would not tell you else, but - I could only recognize him by his clothing. If he was too terrible for you to see then, how now?" this is almost self-explanatory, during those 10 days the no information is given as well as Herbert’s appearance, so the reader is left to decide based on all the give information; what had happened to Herbert. THe intentional lack of detail was a great contributor to the story and would not have reached the level of suspense that it did without the withholding of
In Perrault 's version of Little Thumbling for example, when he and his brothers are lost find shelter in an ogre 's home, and he fools the ogre to not get eaten making the ogre eat his own daughters. In some endings, the evil ones are punished in a really strong way as a way to show in a very descriptive way how people 's bad behavior or bad choices can have terrible consequences. The Little Mermaid tale tells how the Mermaid had to kill her loved prince to survive, but she does want to do that, so she is converted into sea foam. That is because she wanted to go against her nature and be something different in order to be with her loved prince, but she had to pay with her life for the bad decision of trusting in a witch. The Booted Cat highlights the importance of being clever and sharp in order to move up in society, even when you have to cheat people.
The sergeant-major warns the White’s about the paw and he wishes to destroy the object this raises questions: Why is this thing being called evil? Why are the wishes granted unwanted? The answers are shown right after the first wish; the family comes into a small fortune, but only because their son dies and they collect from his insurance. What other damage will the wishes do? What other
Jack still has his initial innocence but later Golding shows how Jack will break his morals. Later Jack finally kills the pig and to support the fact that Jack did not have the heart to kill the pig. As well as the twitch his dream of, “memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink” (Golding 70) To show how much it was bothering him. Jack,one of the most evil in the book and could be said to have the the leader role in the madness. The quote shows his innocence that completely contrast Jacks personality later in “The Lord of the