The Tell Tale Heart has mystery in it cause it was saying he had an eye of a vulture-a pale, blue eye with a film over it. That means the man was blind in one eye and it was scary to the man that he was living with. The Monkey’s Paw has mystery in it cause “Mr. Morris told the husband that he knew what the man’s third wish was, but he didn’t know what the first two wishes was”. It means that Mr.Morris warned them what was going to happen when he wanted the Paw.
In "The Monkeys Paw" Mr. White makes a wish for money. He didn’t know it at first but he made the mistake of killing his son. He was told that there will be consequences but he ignored it. Jacobs creates a suspense through imagery when he states " The knocking stopped suddenly, though it still echoed in the house...A cold wind rushed up the stairs and a long, loud wail of disappointment and misery broke from his wife." This passage reveals that the mother is crestfallen that her son, Herbert didn’t come back.
Greed is bad, in “The Monkey’s Paw” people had negativity against the paw, others examined the paw wondering how it works, others were worried about it the Coincidence that came with every wish made. Someone else was also wondering how it works, so he picked up the paw and made a wish for money to see if the wish would come true or not. However, without thinking about the coincidence it won’t lead to an happy ending when that person made the wish for money, the son dies because of the wish for money he made. After the son died, a man came to the family’s house to tell how bad he feels for their son who got caught in a machine and
Jacobs, is a horror story because it talks about the controversy between the cursed monkey’s paw, and the consequences of people wishing on the monkey’s paw. The first citation that was made was to show that the Whites were greedy so they immediately wish for two hundred pounds. Then a representative from the company herbert worked at, came to inform Mr. and Mrs. White of Herbert’s death. After, Mrs. White urges Mr. White to wish Herbert back to life, now that they now the paw actually does really grant wishes. Mr. White makes the wish to bring Herbert back and Herbert comes back to the house and knocks at the door.
In the Monkey’s paw on page 108 the quote said “his tones were so grave that a hush fell upon the room.” The tell - tale heart and the monkey’s paw are entertaining short stories that meet the criteria to be categorized in the horror genre because they both contain suspense. In the tell tale hearts it creates suspense because allen said that the old man did him no wrong but he wanted to kill him because of the old man’s eye and that he had the eye of an eagle, and that his eye was blue and pale . and another reason why this story show’s numorious amounts of suspense is because every night he will stand in the old man’s room and watch him sleep just thinking about the old man’s eye while he’s sleeping. And the third reason why this story shows suspense is because allen he always acted very weired. In the monkey’s paw it creates suspense through the mystery surrounding, when sergeant Major Morris visits the Whites, he brings with him the very vague and mysterious story of the monkey’s paw.
“The Monkey’s Paw” holds back a lot of information, a perfect example of this is when Herbert’s boss comes to tell Mr. White about his son’s death he wouldn’t say Herbert had died he only said, “He was badly hurt, but he’s not in any pain.” It leaves the readers imagination to decide on what happened to Herbert; this state of unknowing creates suspense forcing the reader to continue to read to figure out what happened. Another example of this literary device is when Mr.White says to Mrs.White "He has been dead ten days, and besides he - I would not tell you else, but - I could only recognize him by his clothing. If he was too terrible for you to see then, how now?" this is almost self-explanatory, during those 10 days the no information is given as well as Herbert’s appearance, so the reader is left to decide based on all the give information; what had happened to Herbert. THe intentional lack of detail was a great contributor to the story and would not have reached the level of suspense that it did without the withholding of
The conflict in the story is not only the monkey’s paw but was somewhat Mr. White’s attitude. If he never was that greedy the story would have changed he would have agreed with Morris and burned the monkey’s paw but he didn’t want to do that creating the plot. Any change in the plot could have/ would have altered the course of the story but also altering the theme. In “The Monkey’s Paw,” the downfall of the White family is when they receive the two hundred pounds as a compensation for the son’s death which was actually caused by messing with fate. They did receive the two hundred pounds but it came at an even greater price their son’s death.
The sergeant-major warns the White’s about the paw and he wishes to destroy the object this raises questions: Why is this thing being called evil? Why are the wishes granted unwanted? The answers are shown right after the first wish; the family comes into a small fortune, but only because their son dies and they collect from his insurance. What other damage will the wishes do? What other
Jacob liked writing horror stories with a not so great output yet his stories were memorable, just like The monkey's paw, it had a horror output yet the story was memorable, and never to be forgotten (10). After the news of Sammy's death,his parents were devastated and decided to make a poor decision to bring him back to life, yet Randall knew he wasn't going to come back the same way he left to work the day he had died (8). When Randall decide to "wish my child dead and at peace back in the grave!" (10) for Sammy can rest in
In both of the stories of “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Monkey`s Paw” contain fear. I came up with three examples and an explanation for fear in both stories. From the “The Tell Tale Heart” on page 89 in lines 15-16 the man said, “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man.” That made me scared because was he really going to kill him? The “Monkey`s Paw” had a fear on page 110 in lines 158-160 where it says, “It moved. As I wished it twisted in my hand like a snake.” When I think about that it made me actually feel and see it move, and if that was me I