Another example, arguably the most important, is the monkey’s paw, “His hand grasped the monkey’s paw and with a little shiver he wiped his hand on his coat and went up to bed” (Jacobs 177). The monkey’s paw symbolizes greed. In the story Mr. White physically holds onto his greed and bad things happen to him. By the end of the story, he let’s go of this greed and the monkey’s paw, allowing fate to flow naturally rather than meddling with it. In the end we can see how the author, W. W. Jacobs, used various literary devices to demonstrate theme throughout the story.
One example of a horror story is “The Monkey’s Paw”. “The Monkey’s Paw” is about a monkey’s paw that had a spell put on it by an old fakir in India. This monkey’s paw grants three wishes to three different men. However, each wish has pernicious side effects. “The Monkey’s Paw” portrays the White family’s suffering because of the monkey’s paw.
“Something went off like a thunderclap just behind him; a hot wind knocked him senseless and red fire singed his hair.” That was an excerpt from the famous story “Rikki TIkki Tavi”. We recently read it in my ELA class. It follows a mongoose named Rikki TIkki Tavi as he tries to protect his newfound family from two cobras that terrorize the bungalow and its garden. When fighting these snakes Rikki Tikki Sometimes gets himself into situations where he confuses bravery for stupidity and ignorance. The first reason that Rikki Tikki is not brave but stupid, is that after an angry nagaina took her egg back he followed nagaina when “she plunged into the rat hole” (p.27) he followed suit.
Also I slapped him because I can not call the police because they will put Soda and him in a boys home and they would never see me again. I look like my dad but act like my mom. Ponyboy hates me a little but I know I should be a little less strict. If anyone else dies from the gang are never going to beat the socs again in the rumbles especially if the person that dies is me. I love the gang and everyone in the gang because we all stick up for each other.
After Herbert asked Morris if he already requested his three wishes, Morris replies with, “‘I have,’...and his blotchy face whitened” (Jacobs). With Morris’s face whitening, it tacitly tells the audience that something terrifying happened when Morris made his wishes. This foreshadows that something dreadful will happen once the Whites make their wishes. Question 2: Compare Mr. White’s feelings about the monkey’s paw when he makes the first wish, second wish, and third wish. How does his attitude change?
Soon as the old man mad the sound of terror of fear which triggered the man which also ended the old man’s life to be ended by himself being squished to death by a mattress. In the Monkey’s Paw sooner or later the father makes the wish and as the sergeant said nothing good comes from the book and he meant as he said so therefore when he took a wish his life was in there hands well there sons life in that case. They found out the bad news about the son which caused the wife mostly great sorrow and pain knowing her precious son is gone. “Herbert is gone” the story’s they are showing that neither person in each story is very smart or that they think to play with a magic book or a creepy man preying on an old man to devour him all because of an
He ponders the true differences between men and animals, how in the end “intelligent” man, and “unintelligent” animal, all suffer, and die in the end. How this relates to the book “of Mice and Men,” is instead of animals, and men. It’s weak men (Lennie) and strong men (George, Candy, the Boss…. And pretty much every other character in the book.) While Lennie(the mouse) may have gotten killed (had his nest destroyed) by George (the ploughman.)
Lets ' identify the cause-and-effect relationships in “The Monkey’s Paw”. Mr ans Mrs became the owner of the monkey’s paw that grants three wishes. The first wish was for 300 pounds but, their son Herbert died later that day. After that, Mr and Mrs White received 300 pounds as compensation from Herbert 's work. From lines 369 to 390 Mrs White wishes for Herbert to return back, when Herbert knocked on the door the suspense grew and when they saw he
The other problem Ponyboy solved it really well was that he decided to save the kids that were trapped in the church considering he might ignite the fire. However, Ponyboy did make bad decisions too. He decided to smoke addictively and helped Johnny to escape from the cops which could cost him incarceration. The best thing he could do when that happened was to call the cops so that Johnny won’t be a felon and the judge might gave him less punishment. In conclusion, The Outsiders let us realize that no matter whom you are, your life can still end
After being oblivious of his own strengths and killing the dog, Lennie says that, “‘Now maybe Geaorge ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits, if he fin’s out you got killed,’” (Steinbeck 121). Furthermore, Lennie’s puppy is one of several symbols that represent the victory of the strong over the weak. Lennie kills the puppy accidentally, as he has killed many mice before, by virtue of his failure to recognize his own strength. Like an innocent animal, Lennie is unaware of the vicious, predatory powers that surround him. Finally, Candy’s dog represents the fate awaiting anyone who has outlived his or her purpose.
In W.W Jacob’s short story “The Monkey’s Paw,” there are many instances of foreshadowing in order to keep readers engaged and on the edge of their seats. In part one of “The Monkey’ Paw’” the White family is introduced to the monkey’s paw by, family, friend Sergeant Major Morris. Major Morris explains the dire outcome of using the paw. Mrs. White asks if anyone has used the paw before and Major Morris responds with “The first man used his wishes, yes,”...”I don 't know what his first two wishes were, but the third was for death. Thats how I got the paw.” (Jacobs 34-35) This shows that if the family decides to use the paw then then there may be dreadful consequences.
“Get inside your house, monkey!” “Get inside and then we’ll burn it down!” “And once that’s down, you can join your wife and son!” “Nigger!” James cringed as the javelins plunged deep within his soul. When he was young, his father had told him that times may change, but ideals are traits handed down from daddy to son. He solemnly hoped that these kinds of traits would not exist in his lifetime. Although he couldn’t be sure who all the men were, the short heavyset man’s gait, reminded James of his neighbor, Oliver, who lived about a mile down the gravel road. “Oliver!” “Oliver is that you?” James boomed.
Everyone knows Joe doesn’t need a mule for anything, yet he insists on buying the mule off of Matt for no more than five dollars. Matt complains “If you wants tuh rob uh poor man lak me uh everything he got tuh make uh livin’ wid, Ah’ll take de five dollars” (57). Before Joe hands the money to Matt, he “deliberately changed his shoes before he reached into his pocket for the money” (58). Joe shows off his wealth by changing his shoes in front of matt because they weren’t comfortable. Here is a man who just lost his life work and is figuratively slapped in the face by having to watch the rich man change into his “black gaiters”.
He is a victum of extrem violence because of his skin colour. The boss abuses Crooks by taking his anger out on him when he’s mad. “An’ he give the stable buck hell, too.” The boss abhors “the stable buck cripple” therefoer Crooks is used as a punching bag. Yet Candy is certain that he dosen’t mind this treatment since “the stable buck’s a niggar.” Another significant example of violent behaviour aimed towards Crooks is when they “let the nigger in” to the Bunk house at Christmas. The only reason why the boss approved this was so Crooks could provide entertainment and amusment for the intoxicated raqnch workers.