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    By creating a fascinating, yet dark story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, incorporates many life lessons throughout the story. In the story, the author shows what happens when one acts before thinking through the consequences. Fate is unpredictable, however, the White family attempts to change their fate through the paw. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” the author W.W Jacobs illustrates symbols throughout the story that reflects his two main themes of uncontrollable fate and greed. Throughout

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    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 the first sentence

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    are created by cause and effect relationships. In the Tell-Tale Heart and Monkey’s Paw they both wish for something. But in both stories the wishes cause a effect. Edgar Allen Poe and W. W. Jacobs uses the Cause and Effect relationship in their stories to create the suspense. In “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs, the parents wished for 200 pounds, but on the day they wished they got their money in a horrible way. The story is about Major Morris, who gets a magical monkey’s paw from a fakir on

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    The Monkey’s Paw was written by W. W. Jacobs, in 1902. The story follows the White family, as they get a monkey’s paw from their friend who was visiting India. They discover they have three wishes, and that this monkey’s paw can grant these wishes. However they soon learn that the wishes come at a price. The Monkey’s Paw, is telling a message about the power of wishes. The message would be the same as this quote, "Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it." --Anonymous. The message of this

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    The Monkeys Paw Theme

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    The short story "The Monkeys Paw" is a wonderful story written by W.W. Jacobs. This short story is a symbolic fable with multiple messages including, be carful what you wish for and be thankful for what you have. Another theme that can be derived from the story includes learning from your mistakes.This tale implies many major themes and notable lessons that many readers should already have knowledge of. Many examples of this theme, persist throughout the story, some of which include the warnings

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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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    It’s very common for writers to like to use negative behavior in literacy works. In the stories “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant and “The Monkey’s paw” by WW Jacobs, the characters show a lot of negative behavior. In “The Necklace”, the main character Matilda shows a lot of negative behavior. For example, in the story, Matilda lost her necklace because she is very embarrassed of the old shawl that clashed with her dress and runs away from the crowd. While she was running she lost the necklace

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    W. W. Jacobs’ short story, “The Monkey’s Paw”, was most likely one of the greatest short stories written, for he excellently uses theme, motif, and symbolism throughout his short story to give many messages across to the audience. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a short story about a man named Sgt. Morris, from the army, who visits a family of three, upon his visit he tells them of a monkey’s paw that can grant any wishes, but bad events occur after a wish is granted. The family does not heed the man’s warning

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    Paradise Lost Analysis

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    Jane Addams once said “[a]ction indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics”. This quote is seen throughout two complex medias: John Milton’s Paradise Lost and the film “The Matrix”. In Paradise Lost, Eve, a woman who is tempted by Satan, faces a difficult decision between eating from a tree that gives her knowledge or staying loyal to God. In “The Matrix”, Neo, the main character that converts to the Matrix, must face the hard choice between experience the real world or continuing living

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    In this essay, i will be telling you about the two stories that we read. First, i will be telling you about “The Monkey’s Paw.”, it’s a story Sergeant Major Moris brings The White family a magic monkey paw that grants any three wishes that you want. The next story is “The Third Wish.” which is about a man that frees a swan that is in trouble that turns out to be the king of the forest. He grants him three wishes also. They both have three wishes in the stories but, in “The Third Wish.” Mr.Peters

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    In the story, “The Monkey’s Paw”, the White’s acquire a monkey’s paw from an old friend. The friend reveals that the paw is considered magic and then gives it to the Whites, starting a chain of events that brings sorrow to the family. However, just who is responsible for the misfortune that came to the Whites? Sergeant- Major Morris, the friend, is responsible for the whole incident. He told them about the paw, taught them how use it, and he ultimately let them have it. The first point that makes

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    Short Story Analysis “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs tragically ends on a cliffhanger, but that does not stop the reader from interpreting the many ideas and messages Jacobs provides throughout the story. In “The Monkey’s Paw” W.W. Jacobs explores gender roles, showcases the use of transformation through his characters, and delves into themes of horror and supernatural. The story may have a dominant male presence; however, Jacobs incorporated one strong woman character. Mr. and Mrs. White are

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    Have you ever wished for a million dollars? 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

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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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    Monkey's Paw Adaptation

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    The Monkey’s Paw film adaptation differs from the original story The Monkey’s Paw is an eerie tale about how we shouldn’t meddle with fate. W.W. Jacobs wrote the short story in 1902, in England. Since then, there have been many adaptations, though they have been adjusted from the original story. Ricky Lewis, Jr.’s short film strays from W.W. Jacobs more than a few times. Opening the short film is an introduction to India, where we meet Sgt. Major Morris. Later, after the £200 was wished for, we see

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    Activity 2.7.5: Informative Essay Body Paragraphs Introduction Do both stories have fear in there? “The Tell-Tale Heart” has to kill the old man because of his blue eye. The “The Monkeys Paw” is were they would have to wish for what they would want. The cause-and-effect in suspense in the “Monkey's Paw” by W.W.Jacobs and “The Tale-Tell Heart” by Edger Allan are were there characters are undecided on what to do. Body Paragraph #1 about “The Monkey's Paw” The cause is that Morris said If you keep

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    an old and naive man, is one of the main character’s in the short horror story “The Monkey’s Paw” written by W.W. Jacobs. Along with his loving wife, Mrs.White and their son Herbert, the family bonded well and at first did not seem to be distant from each other. The story was full of life lessons that are useful in today’s world, even though it was published in the 19th century. Jacobs uses foreshadowing throughout “The Monkey’s Paw” to prove that ignorance can cause people to make poor decisions;

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    Horror stories by W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan Poe write horror stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat due to their amazing use of suspense, thrill, and imagination. The authors W.W. Jacobs and Edgar Allan poe have become renown for their horror stories. This is due to their creativity and imagination and in the way they captivate you with their writing. In both horror stories "The-Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkey 's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, they both use the cause and

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    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. “Of all the beastly, slushy, out of the way places to live…” When you read the dialogue

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    reading “The Monkey’s Paw”. Written by W.W. Jacobs, “The Monkey’s Paw” is a story about a mystical paw that grants three wishes. The paw is quite dangerous and anybody who uses it must wish with caution. The mysterious trend that occurs in this story makes readers feel fright, sorrow, and full of mystery while using senses to make the story interesting. The mood, setting, and tone stand out, and they provide an emotional, thrilling story. W.W. Jacobs begins the story with a mysterious tone, “‘I

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