Theme Of The Monkey's Paw

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‘The Third Wish’, a fantasy genre, short story written by Joan Aiken, talks about an unsuccessful marriage. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’, a mystery genre, written by W. W. Jacobs, warns the character the consequences of wishing, which lead to losing a loved-one. They both incorporate common features like the use of three wishes as the motif, and a sense of atmosphere created with all the foreshadowing and metaphors, . The next few paragraphs will be talking about the characterization that shapes the main plot, the meaning behind the symbolic items and the inspirational theme that created the mood, and motif in the stories.

The main theme from the two stories are different. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’, deals with the disruption of a monkey’s paw to the harmonious family of the Whites and, was brought from India by Sergeant Morris. In addition, the story is a dark story, using deaths as the consequence. Fate played a big role in ‘the monkey’s paw’ because, “fate ruled people’s lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow”. Told with intensity in its foreshadowing and complexity of the monkey’s paw itself. Starting from the wish of, “I wish for two hundred pounds” of Mr. Peters, to the ‘frivolous’ speech of Herbet as a disapproval of the talisman. “Well I don’t see the money...and I bet I never shall…”, foreshadows Herbert 's fate being disrupted by his greed towards money that resulted his death. Because the monkey’s paw is very unrealistic, pointing out that the events
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