By creating a fascinating, yet dark story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, incorporates many life lessons throughout the story. In the story, the author shows what happens when one acts before thinking through the consequences. Fate is unpredictable, however, the White family attempts to change their fate through the paw. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” the author W.W Jacobs illustrates symbols throughout the story that reflects his two main themes of uncontrollable fate and greed. Throughout the story, there are two symbols that symbolic relate to the themes of the story.
He uses it to help set the tone also. He does this in-order to help the reader understand how the people spoke in more of a slang type fashion. For example, “Well, don’t do nothing you don’t want me to hear about” (Steinbeck, 7). The language of this portrays slang, as it does throughout the whole novel. The reader probably thinks of somebody who isn’t very smart or isn’t very clean.
The next two stories are horror stories because of the decisions that the characters had made. The two stories are “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Monkey’s Paw” by William Wymark Jacobs. Both stories are really interesting in my opinion, my personal favorite one out of the two is “The monkey’s paw”. This essay will explain the cause and effect relationship in both stories, and the suspense also. In the two stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkeys Paw" by William Wymark Jacobs, there were cause and effect relationships that caused feelings of suspense mostly when they make a selfish decision.
Authors commonly like to contribute clues and hints throughout their stories to give the reader an indication of a future event. This is called foreshadowing. Foreshadowing can incorporate meaning, suspense, and tension throughout a novel, making the reader more intrigued and eager to know what will happen later on in the story. W.W. Jacobs creates suspense and tension throughout “The Monkey’s Paw” through the use of this writing technique to add to the reading experience. For instance, in paragraphs 18 and 19 from “The Monkey’s Paw” when the Sergeant-Major Morris is asked the question “What was that you started telling me the other day about a monkey’s paw or something, Morris?” by Mr. White, Morris hurriedly replied saying “Nothing’’.
However, occasionally art does not stop there. Select few artists will take advantage of the emotions forged in order to spread ideas and morals. One excellent example pertains to Mark Twain with his novel the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain uses emotions to promote a multitude of morals
Within Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man, he uses many literary devices - most prominently symbolism. He includes the descriptions of objects to help his audience grow a better understanding of the things that the invisible man (IM) goes through, and to create a sort of pathway to connect with him. Some of the more significant objects that he use are: Mary Rambo’s racist (broken) coin bank, the idea of IM identifying as Brer Rabbit, as well as IM’s briefcase which he brought along with him everywhere throughout the book. Upon IM finding Mary’s racist coin bank and having broken it out of pure hatred and rage. Ralph Ellison - who is rather descriptive with how the invisible man sees the bank - writes “the cast-iron figure of a very black,
To Hunt or Kill: The role of the conch as a symbol in Lord of the Flies Many authors rely on symbols as literary devices to convey themes and underlying meanings within their works. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, the conch is a symbol of unity, bringing the boys together at the beginning of the novel, and it is used to establish rules and a society among the boys. William Golding uses the conch as a tool to express the theme of good versus evil through the relationship between Jack and Ralph. In addition, because of the organization and civil habits that emerge when Ralph has the conch, Golding can display a connection between Ralph and morality. When Jack begins his own tribe and spreads savage behaviours across the island, the
In conclusion the author Walter Dean Myers in the short story, The Treasure of Lemon Brown, characters identities are shown through dialogue. In conclusion Two Kinds and The Treasure of Lemon Brown, the authors develop and express characters through dialogue. But authors focus on showing details of character’s pasts through the dialogue. As you can see the authors of these short stories strive to develop complex character’s through the stylistic technique of
As Lewis Carroll said “When you are describing, a shape or sound, or tint, don’t state the matter plainly, but put it in a hint, and learn to look at all things, with a sort of mental squint’’. When someone says something plainly it usually doesn’t catch someone’s interest but sometimes when something is more descriptive as human beings it gets our attention. In the stories “The Tell-Tale Heart’’ by Edgar Allen Poe and The Treasure Of Lemon Brown’’ by Walter Dean Myer the authors use descriptive language to develop some of the characters and places. In “The Treasure Of Lemon Brown’’ the author uses descriptive language for creating a more vivid image of the different settings. For instance “Greg had sat in the small, pale green kitchen…’’ This tells the audience that the kitchen is not expensive and it
There are many different ways that reader can choose to interpret a literary work that they are reading or examining. The Freudian lens is one of the many tools that helps reader understand the in depth meaning of the main characters through their behaviors, characteristics, actions and their surroundings. Fight Club, a novel written by Chuck Palahniuk, can also be interpreted by using the Freudian theory to analyze the main character, Joe (the narrator) and his discreet personality, Tyler Durden. The story is about the narrator’s depressing life in which he has been suffering from reality, until he has created another personality that represents his desire. In Fight Club, the narrator’s traits of aggressiveness, his desire and his sense of
Bill Bryson engages the reader with a variety of structural and language techniques such as short paragraphs, which allow Bryson to build suspense and to allow each paragraph to tell a separate section of the story, which enables flashbacks and off-topic conversation. He also uses hyperbole to exaggerate the skunk’s capabilities. Bryson uses short paragraphs by splitting each part of the text up into different sections, each of which connect, but do not necessarily relate. It also allows Bryson to incorporate flashbacks and information paragraphs, such as the paragraph about him moving to his new house and the paragraph about the time his friend’s house and furniture was all sprayed by a skunk. This interests the reader because it allows the