Analysis Of The Monkey Paw And The Monkey's Paw

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“...fate ruled people 's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow.” This is a quote from "The Monkey 's Paw." This applies to both stories, "The Monkey 's Paw" and "The Third Wish," because the main characters, Mr. White and Mr. Peters, both go through hardships. There are many similarities and differences between the stories. The first similarity is that the story both have three wishes, which become a problem for them. The second is the theme, which both stories have. The third is the mood. Both stories has negative, or dark, aspects. However, similarities, if looked in detail, has minor, or significant, differences. At first, these two stories can be similar; however, these stories each have different desires, lessons, and mood. "The Monkey 's Paw" is a short story about the Whites family. The first element are the three wishes and their consequences. In "The Monkey 's Paw," the main character, Mr. White, first takes the paw from Sergeant Morris out of greed. Due to his greedy intentions, he first wished for 200 pounds of money, because he wanted to call in people to clean the old house. The consequence of this wish is that the son of the Whites family had died. He was caught in machinery; he was mutilated badly. The factory company brought 200 pound as condolence money. The second wish was to bring his dead son back. Mrs. White begged Mr. White to wish this. The consequence was that the a thing was knocking at the door. The Whites knew that
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