Juana believed that the pearl had evil spirit to it and that it had bad luck. Once all of the villagers knew that Kino found the pearl they became obsessed with trying to get it. Juana feared that the pearl will ruin their son and her family, but Kino pushes her fear aside not caring since he was going to be rich. Throughout the story Kino’s greed became too much for Juana after her family had been attacked and Kino beaten so badly that he was knocked unconscious. Juana tried to take the problem into her own hands and get rid of the pearl, but Kino was so set on being rich he wouldn’t let her and hit Juana until she was knocked unconscious.
Greed will corrupt and change people take the Whites for example, they wish for money while knowing there would be consequences and they lost their son. Through the story The monkey's Paw, the Whites our visited by a friend with a magical item, the Whites make the decision to wish while knowing there will be consequences. Greed takes over people, Mr. White wished for money and his son was killed in a factory and he got his money Mrs.White wished her son back to life but then Mr. White wished his son back to rest because you knew there would be more consequences. The whites were the same as any other family only if they weren't corrupted by an evil force of greed. My first example is how greed affects people's minds.
Now selling of girls is a common tradition in Afghanistan as women do not enjoy respect and status in Kabul. Pari is sold through Nabi who is the step uncle of Abdullah. In chapter four of the novel Hosseini tells about Nabi and his relationship with Nila and Suleiman Wahdati. In this chapter Nabi gives his confession and narrates all the events that led to the tragic sale of Pari. Nabi is a parasite who enjoys the confidence of Wahdati family.
The books Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Stranger by Albert Camus both have differences and things in common. The book Things Fall Apart is about a wealthy man named okonkwo who is determined to reach the highest rake because he wants to be nothing like his dad. Okonkwo became very successful with a family and over that time he runs into many problems from war, punishments, missionaries, and even being kicked out of his clan for 7 years. In the end Okonkwo was driven to killing himself losing all the things he worked so hard for. In the book The Stranger Meursault’s mother just died at for some odd reason he didn’t cry or feel sad at the funeral.
He cannot stop his anxiety without satisfying the desire that NPD brings, explaining why he makes this inconsiderate decision. Another way Paul’s actions show his disorder is when he kills himself. Leading up to his choice to take his own life, Paul gets the news that his father, after paying off Paul’s debt, is on the way to get him (Cather 10). Consequently, Paul’s disorder twists his brain so much he cannot bear to live without luxury; therefore, considering suicide is a possible complication of narcissistic personality disorder, he acts in a way that correlates with people diagnosed with NPD (“Narcissistic Personality”). Paul
Jacobs, is a horror story because it talks about the controversy between the cursed monkey’s paw, and the consequences of people wishing on the monkey’s paw. The first citation that was made was to show that the Whites were greedy so they immediately wish for two hundred pounds. Then a representative from the company herbert worked at, came to inform Mr. and Mrs. White of Herbert’s death. After, Mrs. White urges Mr. White to wish Herbert back to life, now that they now the paw actually does really grant wishes. Mr. White makes the wish to bring Herbert back and Herbert comes back to the house and knocks at the door.
Successful futures cannot be justified by the unethical actions of the past. In chapter 6, Gatsby tells us the truth about his past how he changed his last name and worked for a man who left Gatsby with some of his money when he died but, Ella Kaye stole it. He worked with Dan Cody and started to realize his obsession with being wealthy. He wanted to become wealthy himself one day.
When Dantes gains vengeance for Caderousse’s selfish actions, he is justified because Caderousse is the source of his own downfall. When Dantes returns to Marseilles, he is appalled to learn that his father was forced to pay “a hundred and forty francs” to Caderousse and that he “lived for three months on [only] sixty francs” (8). Dantes begins to grow displeased with Caderousse because he did not display mercy for a Dantes’s poor, old father who needed the money he owed to survive. During the scene when Dantes’s alias, Abbe Busoni, gives Caderousse a diamond, he is ecstatic and shows Abbe Busoni “effusive declarations of gratitude” (110). He does this because, like before, he is only thinking of himself and the earnings he will obtain from
When Blanche’s husband died, she spent her money on their funeral and she ended up losing her home. Losing her home could be compared to a princess losing her castle and money but in this story she didn’t have a handsome prince rescue her. Blanche was much defamed and got bad reputation in the society for sleeping with different men. She wanted to escape this bad habit so she went to visit Stella. Actually what she acted ted here everything in Laurel didn’t happen.
Mr. White, the main protagonist, pulled the Monkey’s Paw out of the fire in curiousity (pg 187). He look at it with ignorance and wished foolishly after being warned (pg 189). When his son went off to work and never came home, he and his Wife fell into depression (pg 191). Sadness drove them to bring him back any possible way, and it was his Wife who suggested taking the action of wishing him back (pg 192).
People are often told not to judge a book by it’s cover, although they do anyways. However, by only referencing the surface of the book, a person misses out on the deeper moral of the story. In the analysis, “What Is the Horror Genre?” written by Sharon A. Russell, it explains that the true definition of the horror genre is deeper than the stereotype of just looking at the surface of paranormal activities, and that it includes phenomenons behind it. Sharon included different elements that can be used to evaluate stories to be in the horror genre. They are supernatural world, parallel world, suspense, setting, and the source of the horror.
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.” - John Lennon. John Lennon said this because the world focuses too much on what they want instead of looking at what we already have and what we really need. The stories “The Necklace” and “The Monkey’s Paw” share the theme of materialism. In both stories, the main characters learn about materialism and how what they have may not make them worse off than better.
Foreshadowing: Clues or hints that suggest what will happen later in a story. One fine example of foreshadowing is the short story, ‘A Monkey’s Paw,’ by W.W. Jacobs. In this story, the use of foreshadowing foretells many of the future plot points and creates suspense by doing so. Shows of foreshadowing are shown throughout the like the sentence, “Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving radical changes, putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils... (Paragraph 1).”
“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality”-Edgar Allan Poe. All great horror stories represent that quote. There is one story that does not. “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs is not a horror story because there is not a monster, it is not believable, and it does not have a creepy setting. Classic horror stories usually have some sort of a monster in it, whether the monster is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Frankenstein.
Many stories have messages that make readers reflect upon their actions. “The Monkey’s Paw” is one of these stories. It contains several messages which One of the messages in “The Monkey’s Paw” is that fate should not be tampered with. This message is clearly stated in the story: “He wanted to show that fate ruled people’s lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow.” Various details in the story give support to this message and serve as examples to the reader of the consequences that may occur from disturbing fate.