“Monkey Paw” by W.W. Jacobs shows that magic can affect you in good and/or bad ways if you don’t earn what you wish for. In the story there is a magical monkey 's paw that can grant you wishes - with a cost. Every Time the family wishes for something, the paw brings bad luck to the family. For example the family wished for two hundred pounds to pay off their mortgage and in exchange there son died and they got a sympathy grant of two hundred pounds. Why would this happen?
In the book, the Chocolate War Archie Costello throughout the book reaches levels of cruelty that are unbelievable. Archie manipulates anyone who stands in his way or anyone he simply decides is fun to manipulate. At the beginning, Archie seemed mean, but he didn't seem like a psycho; but while reading the book Archie became more and more crazy. When Archie undertakes the chocolate sale, he makes Jerry refuse the chocolates which is weird, which makes it more difficult to fulfill his responsibility. What he is really doing, however, is setting up both Jerry and Brother Leon for a tragic downfall.
Thesis: In The Monkey's Paw by W.W Jacobs, the realistic essence of the monkey's paw made it fundamentally creepy. Point 1: The monkey's paw is a symbol for inclination for greed, exposing our superior wants as people, even the most humble. Point 2: Consequences for the actions of those using the paw develops the image of regret and fear. Point 3: The monkey's paw cultivates an apprehensive understanding of overseas cultures. Paragraph one Restate Point one: The monkey's paw is symbolizing our wants, our cupidity.
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.
Suspense, the state of tension, anxiety, and uncertainty, like waiting for an outcome that comes very slow. Authors usually create suspense by using story elements. In the story “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, he uses story elements such as foreshadowing, conflict, and surprise ending. Foreshadowing is one of the biggest ways that expresses suspense in the story. For example Sergeant Major Morris states that the first owner of the paw wished for death.
One difference is the tricksters personalities. Coyote was cocky but considerate. This is because he won a game of dice. He taunts his opponent by saying “Don’t gamble, it’s not what you do best.” even though he won the game unfairly, but he did it for a good cause. Master Cat is very shady and shy because he was sneaky on tricking the king by threatening peasants, lying saying that Marquis was drowning and other sly ways.
As they expected, all of their wishes came true. The Tell-Tale Heart on the other hand, is about how the narrator tries to convince his readers that he’s not a psychopath, while planning to murder an elderly man due to his unnatural looking eye. In, “The Monkey’s paw” the paw can grant three wishes. Mr. White was the 3rd owner of the monkey’s paw, (The second owner was Sergeant-Major Morris, and the first owner being a man who wished for his own death.) Sergeant-Major Morris, is an English soldier who brings the enchanted monkey 's paw back from India.
He still loved the cat so once he hung the cat he had cried. As he says “One morning, in cool blood, I slipped a noose about its neck and hung it to the limb of a tree; -- hung it with the tears streaming from my eyes, and with the bitterest remorse at my heart.” (Poe, the Black Cat). However, He had felt he was committing a sin and was letting the great god down. As he states “hung it because I knew that in so doing I was committing a sin -- a deadly sin that would so jeopardize my immortal soul as to place it -- if such a thing were possible -- even beyond the reach of the infinite mercy of the Most Merciful and Most Terrible God.” (Poe, the Black
People tend to not like scary movies, but others find them intriguing. The people who may not feel fright could potentially enjoy reading “The Monkey’s Paw”. Written by W.W. Jacobs, “The Monkey’s Paw” is a story about a mystical paw that grants three wishes. The paw is quite dangerous and anybody who uses it must wish with caution. The mysterious trend that occurs in this story makes readers feel fright, sorrow, and full of mystery while using senses to make the story interesting.
He coiled his fingers around the trigger, sweating nervously. For the first time, as the desperate prey, he prayed for his enemy to fall into his traps. Clueless of what the next few seconds, perhaps the last few seconds of his life have in store for him, he felt as if his thumping heart was about to jump under his skin. Will this game of cat and mouse ever end for Will Kane and Sanger Rainsford? Analyzing the film, High Noon, and the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game”, they both feature a protagonists who have a status and job: a marshal or a hunter.
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.