Have you ever heard the saying, “Be careful what you wish for, you might get it?” W.W. Jacobs, the author of “The Monkey’s Paw,” writes a short story about The White family’s friend, Sergeant Major Morris, throwing the Monkey’s Paw in the fire due to the bad luck that it brought him, but Mr. White picked it up out of the fire and had three wishes that were granted to him. This short story is about the White family’s quest to fix what their first wish brought them. Jacobs utilizes the literary elements of conflict, characterization and plot to reiterate the main theme, which is, one should think carefully before they wish for something. In order to successfully present the theme, Jacobs uses Person vs. Person and Person vs.
The flaws can affect the plot in negative and both positive ways. For instance, Doctor Frankenstein’s flaw caused all his problems in the book, but in stories like The Most Important Day by Helen Keller, her flaw caused all the good things to happen to her. Although in both stories the main characters had a grand realization. Doctor Frankenstein realized that he doesn’t want to be godlike anymore. Helen Keller’s realization was that life is beautiful, and this quote affirms that, “ It would have been difficult to find a happier child than I was as I lay in my crib at the close of that eventful day and lived over the joys it had brought me, and for the first time longed for a new day to come” (Keller 84-85).
When first beginning to read this novel the reader may think it is confusing and may take a little bit to get into it, but in actuality it really it is not the novel is a really good. Jacob stayed with his grandfather and Jacob found his grandfather in the woods Jacob’s grandfather told him go and let him die alone in the woods. Jacob did not want to leave his Grandpa Abe there to die alone. Jacob’s father said the monsters are referred to the Nazi Soldiers the monsters are unlike the ones that kids think that are under there bed. That night Jacob had horrible nightmares about the unknown monsters that his dad was telling him.
The story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs made the reader on edge, wanting to know what happens next. The cause-and effect relationships near the end of the story when Mr. and Mrs. White were wishing for their son to be alive again in their home with the monkey paw are why this story made the reader on edge. When their son died was a cause that created suspense because the way Mrs. White was acting after they found out about his death. “She cried and laughed together, and bending over, kissed his cheek” page 114. Mrs. White was being happy, hysterical, and crazy when just a minute ago she was very upset.
Both of the narrators were so arrogant, that they both caused the downfall of their character. The narrator in The Black Cat would have gotten away scott-free, but he wanted to brag on his wall building skills so while he was tooting his own horn, he accidentally turned himself in by causing the wall to fall, and his dead wife to fall out. The narrator in The Tell Tale Heart also would have gotten away scott-free if wasn’t so arrogant and wanted to also show off his great “burying a corpse skills”. But alas, his conscience ended up getting the better of him and he turned himself in. Both stories also involve the senseless murder of a one eyed being, whether it be a cat or a human.
The audience and everyone expect Joshua in both stories experience the mood of sadness. Both stories show the love between a father/son and the things they will go through from each other. In Night, the Jews only care about themselves, unlike “Life is Beautiful” where they care for other Jews. These are two very contrasting perspectives of the same event, but both show the harshness and cruelty of the camp, so that it may never happen
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.
In the story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” by WW Jacobs, the White family have their friend, Sargent- Major Morris over at their house. With him, he brought stories of the wars he fought in, but he also brought the story of The Monkey’s Paw, which was a legend that said that the three people who were in possession of the monkey’s paw were granted three wishes. Mr. White received the monkey’s paw from Sargent Major and decided to make a wish. The course of his events, documented in the story, were soon made into a movie. The movie was very similar to the book, but it also had its differences.
The souvenir was a monkey’s paw that had been possessed to preform wishes of any kind, but only by men. As the White family was informed, they discover that what the Sergeant tells them about the monkey’s paw is that it is very dangerous and that it can lead to death. When the sergeant tries to get rid of the paw by throwing it into the fire Mr. White saves it and says that if the sergeant doesn’t want it he does. In that moment the main plot develops. Finally, the sergeant leaves and Mr. White is left with the decision to wish on the paw or not.
The Monkey's Paw (1902) By: W.W. Jacobs About the Author W.W. Jacobs full name is William Wymark Jacobs. He was an Eglish Author who wrote mostly humorous stories, but is well known for his horror story, The Monkey’s Paw. He was born on September 8, 1863, in Wapping, UK. He attended Birkbeck, University of London, and wrote 17 pieces of literature. He died on September 1, 1943 in Islington, UK.
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