The Monkey's Paw Character Analysis

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What makes people happy? A magical paw that can grant wishes? Or perhaps, stuffing humans as a hobby? The Monkey’s Paw is about the White family, who makes 3 wishes on the “cursed” monkey’s paw. 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. (Mr. White and Mrs. White are the parents of Herbert) Mr. White wished for 200 pounds on the paw, he believed the story that Morris told but, he just doesn 't want to admit it. The wish came true in exchange for Herbert’s death. Mr. white was curious, easily influenced and he has a strong personality. At the …show more content…

The narrator is described as crazy and organized by the readers. The text says “You should have seen how wisely I proceeded --with what caution...Ha! would a madman have been so wise as this....In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him. I then smiled gaily, to find the deed so far done.” Since he thinks that he didn 't do anything wrong ( especially since he is currently murdering someone) he is considered mad. Another example as proof is “First of all I dismembered the corpse. I cut off the head and the arms and the legs...There was nothing to wash out --no stain of any kind --no blood-spot whatever...The officers were satisfied. My manner had convinced them.” he was very successful and

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