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.
Oedipus is informed why this plague is happening and he tries to find the solution as soon as possible. At this time Oedipus isn't really focused on finding a justice of his parents and he leaves that for another time ,but little does he know that all of the problems he has right now they are all connected with each other. Oedipus road to success to justice is not looking good . He finds out that the man he had killed out was actually his father and he was shocked because that also meant that he had married his mother. That caused for his mother to suicide herself and Oedipus get his eyes out.
The True Themes of "The Monkey 's Paw" More and more horror stories are written and published, but one of the most meaningful stories is "The Monkey 's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs. Although Jacobs spent most his career writing humorous stories, he is always known by this frightening story. "The Monkey 's Paw" is set in the UK after the World War I, and its plot looks like a three wishes tale; someone appears and gives the main character three wishes. However, the monkey 's paw does not only give people wishes, it also gives brutal consequences. That makes this story the most horrifying.
She pleaded to him and begged for him to bring Herbert back to her. “‘Get it’ she panted. ‘Get it quickly, and wish-oh, my boy, my boy!’” (Jacobs 175). Mrs. White is so held up in the possibility that she could have her son back, that she does not realize what got him to where he is now. The monkey’s paw is what caused Herbert to die.
Guilty or Not Can pride be a destructive force? Yes in “The Scarlet ibis” a crippled boy named Doodle died because his brother pushed him too hard Because he couldn 't walk. Others might say that Doodle 's brother did not kill him they will say that he is innocent. I believe that Doodle 's died because of his brother. On page “347” Doodles brother was ashamed of having a crippled brother.
Fourth reason, in the beginning of the book, Homer wrote, “he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home” (Homer 5). But what good is Odysseus saving himself for when in the end he couldn't even control his members in the end. That's why he shouldn't have recklessly sacrificed so many of his members and had a big ego. When Odysseus went back home, he saw that his son and his wife were not safe, so he killed the man’s who were trying to win Penelope heart to gain power. Penelope was so happy that he was back, but really, if Odysseus never left, Penelope and his son would've never be in danger in the first place, that's why he is not a hero.
He finally got married and was living a normal male life (nature). After finding out that Dr. Money was still using their case that nurture can out rule nature, they decided to protest against him. Once the documentary was broadcast, Brian’s mental health deuterated (nurture). After David’s twin brother died, David’s life wasn’t so great any more. He had lost a lot of money due to a very bad investment.
Metamorphosis Essay From the very beginning of the novel, the Metamorphosis, when Gregor explains, “If I didn’t hold back for my parent’s sake, I’d have quit ages ago. I would go to the boss and state my opinion out loud from the bottom of my heart” (Kafka 14), it is evident that Gregor felt obligated to provide an income for his family. Proceeding these feelings of obligation, Gregor experienced a massive amount of guilt as he could no longer support the rest of his family financially, due to his transformation into a gargantuan pest. Throughout the Metamorphosis, Gregor’s guilt consumed his thoughts and ultimately resulted in a strain in the relationships with his family members. Gregor felt guilty because he could no longer provide for
Once a man that tightens tightly to morality is now on the edge of what it seems ethical and unethical. He tries to get help from his medical insurance to pay the expenses of the operation, but they let go of his hand because what John contributes every month does not qualify him to finance such an extremely expensive operation. His son, meanwhile, oblivious to the sufferings of the father, comes closer and closer to death. Then there is a change in John 's good that will give birth to another man, a consciousness that will lead him to act, to rebel, without caring about transgressing the values that up to then supported his existence. Finally, he decides that the life of his son is worth more than any rule or law.
This symbolism seems to express the author's dismay at how maturity means accepting surrender to the whims of one's family and one's culture. These lines describes Gregor’s last condition: "He had pains, of course, throughout his body, but it seemed to him that he was getting gradually fainter and fainter and would finally go away altogether. The rotten apple in his back and the inflamed area around it, which was completely covered with fluffy dust, already hardly bothered him. He thought back on his family with deep emotion and love. His conviction that he would have to disappear was, if possible, even firmer than his sister's.
It is too late, and Antigone is dead which leads to the death of Creon’s son and wife. In the play Antigone, pride plays as Creon’s hamartia. Creon’s pride leads him to make decisions he wishes he could take back, makes him do many things that he does not actually want to do, and losing many of his loved ones Creon’s pride leads him to do make many decisions that he later wishes he did not make and could take back. Soon after Creon finds out that his wife and son have died, he says, “
Gradually as, Tom lives his life he see how his parents’ approval came with a cost. When Tom finally had it with himself for killing his sister by accident, he thought of committing suicide, but the thought of,” ….Liza’s disapproval. She could make anyone suffer if she disapproved” (Steinbeck 408). Just the thought of his mother reminds him of the days how his mother can disapprove of him causing him great pain. The same pain that it took him to get an approval from her is the pain that he has to face with the consequences of his actions.
She looked weary. She spoke, her voice was flat. ‘I can’t say I approve of everything he does, Maudie, but he’s my brother, and I just want to know when this will ever end.’ Her voice rose: ‘It tears him to pieces. He doesn’t show it much, but it tears him to pieces. I’ve seen him when - what else do they want from him, Maudie, what else … They’re perfectly willing to let him do what they’re too afraid to do themselves - it might lose ‘em a nickel.. They’re perfectly willing to let him wreck his health doing what they’re afraid to do, they’re -’” (page 316) In this quote, Aunt Alexandra is complaining to Miss Maudie how unfair it is that the townspeople are making Atticus do things that they don’t want to do.
The name Burkhart is very close to the words “broke heart.” The other men in her life [being Kelso and Hyde] either abandoned her, cheated on her, or were incapable of committing to her. It is easy enough to imagine Jackie decades later, broken hearted and alone. Why wouldn’t she pine for the admirer who was never really there? Fez is her attempt to turn a tragedy into a fairy tale, but even she knows that her wish can never come true. This is why she can never give him a real identity.