Jacob's' stories were published the late 1800s and early 1900s, and the monkey's paw was written in 1902 early 1900s. Since Jacob made his stories about British underclass families, the White's were a British "underclass family" (4). Jacob like writing about men teasing each other, Sammy teased his father and Morris fo "the story" that Morris had told (2). Jacob's' stories had humorous ghost stories, for example, The Monkey's Paw had Sammy making fun off the ghost story told by Morris (3). 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).
The story of “The Monkey’s Paw” creates tension as well as a chiropractor can relieve. In the story it doesn’t take more than two eyes to see the tension rising rapidly. When the story leads our mind to look at the tension we tend to oversee all the foreshadowing that is happening. One way author’s create tension is through the foreshadowing of story. Not only is foreshadowing important to create tension, but in this story it will do more than that as it gives more intuition to the story.
Think Question 1: Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. How does the author of “The Monkey’s Paw” use foreshadowing in the first chapter to suggest that the spell placed on the paw might not bring happiness to whoever possesses it? Cite textual evidence from the selection to support your answer. Response 1: W. W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing in "The Monkey 's Paw" by having Sergeant-Major Morris recount his experience with the monkey’s paw. After Herbert asked Morris if he already requested his three wishes, Morris replies with, “‘I have,’...and his blotchy face whitened” (Jacobs).
By describing how the paper is moving in a happy, uncaring way shows how Lutie Johnson's see the simpliest things. That Johnson's attitude toward her surroundings shows hat she has a very good mood. Anne Petry's novel "The Street" gives personification to make the story more intresting. Petry's makes the story come alive when she gives a non-living thing a characteristic of a living thing. "And then the wind grabbed their hats, pried their scarves from around their necks, stuck its fingers inside their coat collars, blew their coats away from their bodies," (31-34).
Verses Upon the Burning of Our House is a poem written in couplets in iambic tetrameter scheme which makes the story flow nicely. Bradstreet uses an AABBCC rhyme scheme which makes the poem seem to be written in a calm and relaxed state. It is also important to notice that she uses end rhyme which makes it seem as if she was trying to have some control over her life, probably because she lost it due to the fire. The style of the text is really simple because Anne Bradstreet uses what is known as “Puritan Plain Style” makes clear and direct statements and meditate on faith and God with simple sentences and words. It usually contains few elaborate figures of speech.
“What is lituare but the expression of moods by the vehicle of symbol and incident?” William Butler Yeats once stated. The mood of a person or character can be told in multiple ways from movements, actions or things going on around the characters. Mood is in every story and every person. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs, the author uses dialogue and descriptive adjectives to develop the mood and tone of the story and characters. Dialogue can be used to show the tone of a character.
In the story “The Monkey’s Paw” the theme is don’t mess with fate and this story elements like character, setting, and plot all help contribute to the theme. The character’s emotions, reaction, and actions are a significant role in revealing the theme. The setting, though not realized as much actually shapes the story too. As normal, plot most definitely contributes to the theme. The character’s reaction contributes to the theme.
Sarah Orne Jewett was a realism writer who stories have a lot of natural and domestic elements of New England around her time. Her writing was inspired from a “deep sympathy for native characters and her ear for local speech” and she told another writer that “Her head was full of dear old houses and dear old women, and when old houses and old women came together in her brain with a click, she knew her story was under way.” This creating her “exquisitely simple, natural, and graceful style.” This being most evident in The White Heron. This story is about a young girl who is faced with an inner conflict of morality versus money and love. This story is told through a third person perspective. It tells of a little girl, Sylvia, who recently
The suitors all get furious with Odysseus, and Antinous personally humiliates Odysseus with the phrase “filthy drifter”. In addition, it says that Odysseus spoke with “modest words” which shows that he was being humble and not bragging about what he can do. This shows a transformation in Odysseus’s character compared to earlier in the book, where he was prideful and bragged about his accomplishments.
Roald Dahl’s ‘The Landlady’, a mystery-horror short story, is purposely written to entice the readers to think about how people are not always as they seem. Dahl uses the art of foreshadowing to focus on the mysterious Landlady. The Landlady is described as about forty-five or fifty years of age with a round pink face, gentle blue eyes and pale lips. She also has small, white, quick moving hands with red fingernails. At first, the Landlady seems pleasant and accommodating, however, as the story progresses the reader discovers there is more to the Landlady; her true personality and purpose.
I have to admit that I spent a really good time while reading Myriam Gurba’s Painting Their Portraits in Winter. Personally I have always enjoyed reading novels that contain topics, stories out of common. Myriam Gurba’s novel is full of ridiculous, interesting, and, in some occasions, disgusting stories. What I really liked most about the book is the story about the tamales and the dead children. I am pretty sure that this December every time I see a tamal I would be thinking in this creepy story.
Sally Skellington sat down and adjusted herself meticulously as not to snag one of her threads on the chair. [b]"Some tea would be lovely"[/b] the rag doll thought to herself. [b] "I certainly hope there is no deadly night shade in this brew, that would be a disaster"[/b]. Sally smiled and looked curiously at the snow queen and the boy. She was terribly excited to make new friends.