Performance Task- Thrill of Horror The Monkey’s Paw, a story about granting the things that are wished for, but also being aware of the the things that you wish for. But whoever could have known that these wishes also come with a price, a price so immense in size that it may have the power to change your life forever. The Monkey's Paw, written by W.W. Jacobs, is a story about a mystical charm. A monkey's paw that is brought into the home of the White family by Sergeant Major Morris, who has served in India. The story that best fits in the horror genre is The Monkey’s Paw because the story uses the elements suspense, fear, and mystery/ unknown.
He wants to be called Great Sage. "You may be a king- you may be a deity-but you are still a monkey“ (page 16). The answer of the guard makes him feel that he is an ordinary monkey. The picture on page 16 shows his fierceness to the rejection of the entrance and the refusal of identifying him as a god. In conclusion Yang has presented the different emotions of the three different characters separately to highlight his theme of cultural identity and the shame associated with it.
Her greed for food causes her to make egotistic decisions which may be the reason for her death later on in the tale. Hansel and Gretel are faced with temptation when they come across the witch’s house deep in the forest, “[t]he old woman had only pretended to be so kind… she was a wicked witch who waylaid children and had built her house out of bread to entice them” (145). It is their temptation that leads them into a precarious situation, which almost brings them to their death. The children find a particular temptation in not the foods that are the most filling, but those that are the sweetest, something to question when they claim to be so hungry: “‘I’ll take a piece of the roof. You Gretel, had better take some of the window; it’s sweet.’” (145).
The Weak Minded Lady Macbeth Cruelty, deception, manipulation, are all traits of a weak person. “Alack, I am afraid…” (II, ii, 9-13). Lady Macbeth states this expressing her weakness when it comes to committing evil deeds. In the play The Tragedy of “Macbeth,” the main character Macbeth receives a prophecy from three witches saying he would be king. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, pushes him over the edge and manipulates him into murdering the king.
She sends her spirit into me, and makes me laugh at prayer! She comes into me when I sleep, she makes me dream corruptions!” (Miller). This is Abigail putting the blame on someone else for her deed, creating panic in her community. Further along in the book Abigail uses this power of mass hysteria to get her love interest John Proctor to be with her by accusing his wife of witchcraft so she would be killed and her wish would come
Great “Manipulation” Deception can present itself as a white shadow, pure and innocent while molding into the true evil within the darkness. In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, women are viewed as deceitful and wicked individuals who are always seeking more whether wealth or a higher class level. Miss Havisham is the independent mother figure who is apart of this upper-class, living in the Satis House with her daughter Estella. Havisham mislead youth, due to her ambition and vindictiveness towards men, as way to satisfy the lack of attention and affection she had in her life while presenting the acts of individuals being inevitably wicked. Miss Havisham pushed Pip towards Estella to fulfill the passion she had once knew as her own.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Charlie) was a children 's story that Tim Burton adapted and turned it into a slightly darker story than the one we knew. In the movie many characters are put into situations that are comical, but would in real life end in death. One such moment would be when a girl named Vurka Salt is thrown into an incinerator pit by squirrels who deem her a bad nut, as she tips over the edge of the pit the audience is given one last look at her fearful face. The situation is on the surface is a harmless joke about how the girl is a selfish brat who needs discipline. Strangely at the same time it seemed as if one of the characters was killed for being a bad person.
Growing up we 've read picture books that have introduced us to literature, wildly funny characters and taught us how to use our imagination. However, have you ever thought maybe these children books aren 't just for entertainment? What if they have hidden messages with racist undertones or represent political movements. Sometimes what we see is not always what you get so I 've studied two popular children 's figures, Curious George and Babar the Elephant. The story Curious George begins with a zookeeper’s journey to Africa in which he crosses path with a little monkey by the name of George.
Kipling writes that “they would all rush together in mobs and shout: “There is no one in the jungle so wise and clever and strong and gentle as the Bandar-log (42).” ” The Bandar-log monkeys are the complete opposite of their descriptions of themselves, and the monkeys also brag about the tasks that they do not accomplish. Baloo says that “they boast and chatter and pretend that they are a great people about to do great affairs in the jungle (Kipling, 31).” Today’s bullies and the Bandar-log monkeys believe that they are better than everyone else, and they both think that the things they do are something to be proud
The “Monkey’s Paw” is a short story of a close knitted family’s relationship being torn apart by a magical monkey’s paw that can grant any wish. The effects of the wishes are drastic and symbolic. W.W. Jacobs uses the monkey’s paw in “The Monkey’s Paw” as an important symbol for fate and how it is meant to be left alone, and to separate human desire from reality. The main theme of the “Monkey's Paw” is fate, and how if fate is tampered with, it will reciprocate, essentially in the form of “an eye for an eye”. In the “Monkey’s Paw,” a magical monkey’s paw will grant three wishes of any kind to three different people.