In W. W. Jacobs’ short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” the White family’s innocent want for a better life is challenged when a magical talisman plagues their family through its wishes. When faced with death, humans have different ways of dealing with the rollercoaster of feelings that accompanies it. The family has to overcome grief, disappointment, and anger as they live their lives without their son. Through these emotions, the characters are being taught not to act foolishly, but they never learn. Through foreshadowing and situational irony, the story “The Monkey’s Paw” conveys the theme of how innocent intentions can have terrible repercussions.
Once he got home, he realizes that the same hexagon shape from the sky came into his room. Not knowing what to do, he called his friends. Abby, the ugly duckling, tells Chicken Little to talk to his dad but doesn’t want to because he is afraid that his father would be disappointed in him again. The actor who plays Chicken Little, is Zach Braff. I think he did a good job because since Chicken Little is the most important character in the movie.
How dare you befoul the house of my fathers? !” indicating that purebloods do not just look down upon muggles, but any being that is not a pureblood wizard. Later on in The Order of the Phoenix, the sorting hat gives the school a warning against the houses being divided in “this troubled time”. This idea is enhanced when Hermione repeats Dumbledore’s words from the previous year: “Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.
In addition, circus animals put human lives at risk and are abused on a daily basis. Although supporters of circuses argue that circus animals receive necessary veterinary care, many circus animals die due to neglect each and every year. Defenders of circuses claim that “Under federal regulations, sick elephants must get prompt medical care and a veterinarian's okay before performing” (Nelson). Supporters of circuses dont see the harm of using circus elephants because there are laws that enforce circuses to give sick elephants veterinary care. However, it is very rare that the circus trainers abide to these guidelines.
For example, “Well,” said Rikki-tikki, “marks or no marks, do you think it is right for you to eat fledglings out of a nest?”(para 25) This shows that, Rikki-tikki is truly acting human because he is standing up for others. This proves the theme, don’t be afraid to protect the ones you love because Rikki-tikki cared for Darzee and his family so he stood up for them. Secondly, “If I don’t break his back at the first jump,” said Rikki, “he can still fight; and if he fights—O Rikki!” (para 56) Therefore, this is personification because Rikki-tikki was planning everything out, like humans do. This shows that, Rikki-tikki loves Teddy and his family so he had to plan everything right or Nag would kill them all, he couldn’t let that happen. In conclusion, the use of personification in this story helps demonstrate the theme, don’t be afraid to protect the ones you
She stood there for a couple of minutes and then left. That day was bath day so the doctor came, checked on her, gave her a bath and left her in the cage again. She ate and then went back to sleep. She dreamt with the little girl she saw in the morning. She wished for the little girl to come back some day because she seemed really nice.
Not The Ordinary Winter Break “Ding dong” the doorbell rang. Elisa sprung from the couch as she was surprised that such visit was happening at an unexpected time. It was December 21st. There has been a horrendous blizzard that swept through the small town of Montana, Whitefish. This caused winter days to be long and boring.
The Castration Complex According to Freud, “castration anxiety” is fear of losing the penis, the one thing that all men need to have any type of sexuality whatsoever, mother or not. While reading The Metamorphosis, I came across several instances that suggest Gregor is full of this castration anxiety. Some scenes can also be interpreted as a symbolic representation of his father actually going through with Gregor’s castration, in fear of Gregor winning over his mother. For example, when Gregor’s father throws apples and other fruits at Gregor: “Another one however, immediately following it, hit squarely and lodged in his back; Gregor wanted to drag himself away, as if he could remove the surprising, the incredible pain by changing his position; but he felt as if nailed to the spot and spread himself out, all his senses in confusion. The last thing he saw was the door of his room being pulled open, his sister was screaming, his mother ran out in front of her in her blouse (as his sister had taken off some of her clothes after she had fainted to make it easier for her to
Then, we have Babar the Elephant who lives a carefree life until his mother is killed by hunters sacrificing herself for the herd’s safety. As the story continues young Babar is faced with the same situation and brave like his mother risk his life to save the herd as well. Amazingly, he 's not murdered only separated from his family so and learns to survive on his own. Personally, I think it’s sad how Elephants are killed by polluters for their tusks. In King Leopold’s Ghost, he used his power to rob Africa of its natural wealth which included ivory and many other resources.
In the story, a family is visited by a family friend who brings (and attempts to get rid of) a magical monkey’s mummified paw which grants just about your every wish, but in turn, you must suffer the consequences. The family forcibly buys it off the friend and they almost immediately begin to wish with