Monkey's Paw

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“The Monkey’s Paw” is a story about this cursed paw that this sergeant gives a married couple and their son. The characters are Mrs. White, Mr. White, Herbert, Sergeant Major Morris and the representative. Mrs. White is a mother to Herbert and a wife to Mr. White. Mr. White is a father to Herbert and a husband to Mrs. White. Herbert is their only son who mysteriously comes back to life in Mr. White’s second wish. Sergeant Major Morris is a close friend of the family and is the person who warns them about the monkey’s paw. Lastly, the representative is the one who delivers the bad news about Herbert to Mr. and Mrs. White. “Well, its just a bit of what you might call magic, perhaps,” said the sergeant-major off handedly. He calls the paw magic…show more content…
First of all, Aladdin has a genie that grants him three wishes and in “The Monkey’s Paw”, a paw grants Mr. White three wishes. Secondly, in Aladdin he wished for something unrealistic as in The Monkey’s Paw Mr. White wishes for 200 pounds but at the price of his son’s life. Also, both characters wished for things that they did not need. Lastly, they both have the same theme because, in the end, Aladdin did not need all of his wishes and Mr. White did not need any money.

Aladdin and “The Monkey’s Paw” also have a lot of differences. First, Aladdin wants to marry Jasmine and Mr. White wants money. Secondly, Aladdin has a genie that grants him his wishes, whereas, in The Monkey’s Paw, a paw grants Mr. White three wishes not a genie. Also, Aladdin is a young man with no family and Mr. White has a wife and a son. Lastly, Aladdin has to get food from the street when in The Monkey’s Paw Mr. White was financially.

All in all, “Aladdin” and “The Monkey’s Paw” are both good stories. They also have things in common and things that are different. Aladdin wished for Jasmine and in the end, he gets her out of honesty. In “The Monkey’s Paw”, Mr. White wished for 200 pounds and got it but, along with the death of his son and the loss of his wife. Although “Aladdin” and “The Monkey’s Paw” have different plots, they convey the same
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