W.W Jacobs once said, “Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it”. Horror is a genre that seeks to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on their fears. “The Monkey’s Paw” falls perfectly in this genre. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a horror story written by W.W Jacobs. In the story,the monkey’s paw grants three wishes to three different people.
In the short stories, “The Third Wish” by Joan Aiken and “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs, a similar conflict is expressed. For example, in “The Third Wish” Mr. Peters is displeased with his life. He is lonesome and in need of company. He saves a swan which he is then rewarded by being granted three wishes. He resolves his inconvenience by wishing for a wife.
Since his efforts do not work, his girlfriend leaves him to be happier with the caveman. This story is composed of different language elements such as: irony, symbolism, and allusions. Irony is a form of figurative language that is composed to explain the meaning of a story. There are four types of irony such as: situational, dramatic,verbal, and poetic justice. In the story “The Cavemen in the Hedges” the author includes examples of these four forms of irony.
By: Javan wright The Tell Tale Heart story and the monkey’s paw are both horror. The Tell Tale Heart story has three major characteristics; mystery, horror, and thriller. The monkey, paw has horror and the suspense was the supernatural events going on in the story. In these three paragraphs I will talk about the suspense, fear, and surprise in these two stories. In the monkey’s paw was supernatural events.
I'm To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about a character named Scout telling a story about how she lived with her brother Jem and lawyer Atticus Finch in small town, Maycomb. Atticus Finch is helping defend an innocent black man, Atticus teaches his children to try looking at things from other people's perspective, and Scout, Jem and their friend Dill unravel the secret behind the Radley house. Jem and Scout represents the idea of bravery and confidence in the novel, and the way that his and her definition changes over the course of the story is important. Jem shows bravery as Dill says he wants to go for a walk but Scout know that people in Maycomb just doesn't go to take a "walk". But as Dill, Jem and Scout stroll past the Radleys house, Dill thinks it's a good idea to peak inside, but Scout not so much.
The One and Only Ivan is a children’s novel written by award winning American children’s and young adult fiction author, Katherine Applegate. It was illustrated by Patricia Castelao. Published in 2012, this book won the Newberry Medal in 2013 as the best book for children. It follows Ivan, a silverback gorilla who has grown accustomed to captivity and being watched by humans. He lives imprisoned in a cage in a shopping mall and barely misses his old in the jungle, until he loses a companion and then befriends young newcomer named Ruby who makes him remember his real life and realize that he misses true freedom.
A Strange Twist of Fate is a nonfictional story. When a young boy named Kevin gets hit by a baseball bat. Penny helps him not knowing that he would one day return the favor by saving her from choking. The characters in A Strange Twist of Fate have incredible similarities to the characters in the fictional story The Lion and the Mouse. In The Lion and the Mouse, a Lion catches a little mouse and spares his life.
The mood of the story, The Monkey 's Paw, is eerie. The aura of eerie is created by the author 's use of third person point of view, indirect characterization,direct characterization, suspense as well as diction throughout the story The Monkey 's Paw is written in third person point of view. This allows the reader to know more of what is happening than the characters and also allows the reader to remain distant from the characters by knowing more of the circumstances than the characters. The suspense of the story creates a feeling of unwellness for the reader. The visitor is observed walking (or pacing) in front of Mr. and Mrs. White 's house several times before he gathers his courage to open the gate.