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    “The Monkey’s Paw” is a story about this cursed paw that this sergeant gives a married couple and their son. The characters are Mrs. White, Mr. White, Herbert, Sergeant Major Morris and the representative. Mrs. White is a mother to Herbert and a wife to Mr. White. Mr. White is a father to Herbert and a husband to Mrs. White. Herbert is their only son who mysteriously comes back to life in Mr. White’s second wish. Sergeant Major Morris is a close friend of the family and is the person who warns them

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    In “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, a family comes across a Sgt. from the military who gives them a monkey's paw. Despite being warned, the family uses the magical paw to make wishes. Bad things then happen to them. This story is an example of a superstitious story, because they thought that the monkey’s paw would actually grant three wishes. This paper will use examples from the text to show superstition in the story. This is a superstitious tale, because they believed that the paw would grant

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    Emotions In Monkey's Paw

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    of the situation. And curiosity has you just heading into things without rationally thinking. The characters in these following stories all acted upon their own tricky emotions. In the Monkey’s Paw the characters go through a quick session of bad choices. 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

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    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

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    Monkey's Paw Theme

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    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

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    In W.W. Jacobs’ story, “The Monkey's’ Paw”, Mr White wanted 200 pounds to pay off his house, but his wish cost him his son's life, so he tries to wish him back to life. One passage in particular (page 6) is significant to the rest of the story.  The passage is so important because it introduces conflict, sets the tone, and the rest of the story is based on this passage.     Firstly, conflict arises for the first time in this passage.  For example, a man shows up at the White’s door.  He explains

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    The Horror in the Monkey’s Paw The Monkey’s Paw, is a horror masterpiece. Written by W. W. Jacobs’, The short story has three main aspects, the first wish, the second wish, and the last. The Monkey’s Paw goes into all the necessary elements in the horror genre, such as setting, belief/disbelief, suspense, theme, and more. Setting is always important in horror story’s, no less from The Monkey’s Paw. “Without, the night was cold and wet,” (Jacobs 1) The setting adds suspense into the story from

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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

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    “The Monkey’s Paw” is no ordinary story, this tale pounds upon the reader with the unrelenting suspense, but how does this story create such suspense? The pacing of the story keeps the reader wonder what has happened and keeps them latched onto this thrilling tale. Foreshadowing foretells the story prior to the actual reveal causing the reader to find these hidden clues guiding deeper into the story. Last but certainly not the least any information taken away from the story contributes to the suspense

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    circumstance of WW. Jacob's "The Monkey's Paw" bears bitter fruit. The more each character attempts to control people and circumstances, the more futile their pursuit becomes. The lesson is, therefore, one should only look to control one's self. This theme is clearly seen from the beginning of the story, when the father pays no heed to a sergeants warning about a mysterious monkey paw. The sergeant, after explaining that the paw grants wishes to its owner, throws the paw upon a fire, to prevent another

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    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

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    Literary Analysis Final of “The Monkey’s Paw” Does karma affect your life when you're greedy? In, “The Monkey's Paw,” a husband and wife lose their son due to the husband's greedy wish for money. They let greed control them and make them want more when they were already happy. “The Monkey's Paw,” is a short story about how an older couple are living a normal, happy life until a friend returns from India. With him, he brings a cursed mummified monkey paw. He warns the couple about the dangerous

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    The Monkey’s Paw is a story about the White family and what happens to them when they get their hands on a magical monkey’s paw. Do they make wise decisions or just ones that turn into sadness? You will see that the story has many cause and effect situations that moves the plot. You may think something is silly and full of nonsense but in reality it has so much power. Have a look at how this family undergoes the effects of this mystical and magical monkey’s paw. The exposition reveals that the family

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    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

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    In W.W Jacob’s short story “The Monkey’s Paw,” there are many instances of foreshadowing in order to keep readers engaged and on the edge of their seats. In part one of “The Monkey’ Paw’” the White family is introduced to the monkey’s paw by, family, friend Sergeant Major Morris. Major Morris explains the dire outcome of using the paw. Mrs. White asks if anyone has used the paw before and Major Morris responds with “The first man used his wishes, yes,”...”I don 't know what his first two wishes were

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    Thesis: In The Monkey's Paw by W.W Jacobs, the realistic essence of the monkey's paw made it fundamentally creepy. Point 1: The monkey's paw is a symbol for inclination for greed, exposing our superior wants as people, even the most humble. Point 2: Consequences for the actions of those using the paw develops the image of regret and fear. Point 3: The monkey's paw cultivates an apprehensive understanding of overseas cultures. Paragraph one Restate Point one: The monkey's paw is symbolizing our

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    Landlady” written by Roald Dahl. The Landlady great example of a horror story that you don't realize is a horror story until the very end. This story is called “The Monkey’s Paw” written by W. W. Jacobs. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's paw, but the wishes come with a consequence. In The Landlady and The Monkey’s Paw the author uses characterization, foreshadowing, irony, tone and mode to create the theme of the stories. Characterization is the creation of the image

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    The Monkey’s Paw Sequel This story is about three Irish teenagers, Tristan, Hannah, and Brock. These teenagers discover the monkey’s paw in an old box when looking for board games. They research the paw, and then wish on it. The first wish is made by Brock, who wished for him to pass his exam, making the monkey’s paw curl down a finger. When Tristan took ownership of the paw, all wishes were renewed. This was proven by the finger curling up again. The first wish Tristan made was to see if it would

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    eager to know what will happen later on in the story. W.W. Jacobs creates suspense and tension throughout “The Monkey’s Paw” through the use of this writing technique to add to the reading experience. For instance, in paragraphs 18 and 19 from “The Monkey’s Paw” when the Sergeant-Major Morris is asked the question “What was that you started telling me the other day about a monkey’s paw or something, Morris?” by Mr. White, Morris hurriedly replied saying “Nothing’’.

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    In the compelling yet nerve-wracking short story, The Monkey's Paw, the White family were responsible for the ultimate consequence they faced. Although fate took its toll when Sergeant Major Morris came in with the Monkey's Paw, the White family had many choices to make, to avoid the heart-breaking consequence. The White family are responsible for the tragic emanation, because of the foolish decisions they made throughout the book. When Sergeant Major Morris, visitor to the White family, entered

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