Comparing The Third Wish And The Monkey's Paw

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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. He was warned to wish conscientiously. When his wife appears, he is faced with a painstaking decision. “Poor Mr. Peters was very distressed on his wife's account and did his best to make her life happier” (Aiken 2). Mr. Peters loves his wife and he tries his best to satisfy her even though she is separated from her sister who is a swan. “Now he understood that Leita was really a swan
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