Wish Essays

  • Comparing The Monkey's Paw And The Third Wish

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    The Monkey’s Wish “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Third Wish” are similar in ways, but are also different in many ways. They wished with different items. Both of the stories have three wishes, but Mr. Peters doesn’t use his last wish. In one story the man’s son dies and in the other Mr. Peters dies. They wished with different things in the short stories. In “The Monkey’s Paw” the man wished with a magical monkey’s paw. Although, in “The Third Wish” the man gets three leaves for saving a swan from a

  • The Third Wish By Joan Aiken

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    Have you ever had to make an important decision? In “The Third Wish,” a story by Joan Aiken, Mr.Peters is granted three wishes, and wants to use them wisely, but he is faced with many difficult choices along the way. So, Mr. Peters uses empathy and mindfulness to assist him. He learns the importance of these characteristics when making hard decisions, and how they can help shape the outcome. “The Third Wish” spans the life of Mr.Peters, but the story opens on him as a young man. Subsequently to Mr

  • Comparing The Monkey's Paw And The Third Wish

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    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. Does not use the third wish. This paragraph is going to about the differences of the stories, “The Monkey’s Paw”, and “The Third Wish.”. So the differences of the moods are “The Monkey’s Paw.” is horror. The “The Third Wish” was happy

  • Comparing The Third Wish And The Monkey's Paw

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    what they wish for. In these two stories, The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs and The Third Wish by Joan Aiken, the main characters are given three wishes to wish for anything they desire. However, they choose to wish for something they would regret. Throughout the two suspenseful stories, the characters will encounter similarities and differences in unforeseeable ways. The two stories have many captivating similarities.The main characters in the stories received three wishes and they could wish for anything

  • Comparing The Monkey's Paw With The Third Wish

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    Comparing “The Monkey's Paw” with “The Third Wish” “ The Third Wish” and “The Monkey’s Paw” are similar stories that share the same lesson of life, the main characters both got the 3 wishes, and they tried to do what was right. Both stories almost share the same life lesson also about love and thinking before you speak or wish. “The Third Wish”ended off nice and peacefully after his death where he was holding a feather and a leaf. In “The Third WIsh” Mr.Peters was a very sweet man because he did

  • Comparing The Third Wish And The Monkey's Paw

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    In this paper I will be explaining the differences in plot and mood of the stories “The Monkey's Paw” and “The Third Wish”. “The Monkey's Paw”, by W.W. Jacobs is about the cursed monkey's paw. When the White family becomes in possession of they are pleased to find they have three wishes, but they have three bad consequences. In “The Third Wish’, by Joan Aiken Mr. Peters is also rewarded with three wishes, however he is much carefuller with them. The first difference between the two stories that

  • Comparing The Third Wish And The Monkey's Paw

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    really know until we've got it. And sometimes when we have, we discover we never really wanted it in the first place - but then it's too late” ― Alexandra Potter, Be Careful What You Wish For The excerpt above conveys the ideas of The Third Wish by Joan Aiken and The Monkey’s Paw by the W.W. Jacobs. In The Third Wish, the main character, Mr. Peters, rescues a swan then demands three wishes be granted as a reward for his deeds. While in The Monkey’s Paw, the Whites acquired a mysterious paw from a

  • Comparing The Monkey's Paw And The Third Wish

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    be comparing and contrasting “The Monkey’s Paw”, by W.W. Jacobs, and “The Third Wish”, by Joan Aiken. “The Monkey’s Paw” is about as family who has arose upon a Monkey’s Paw which is cursed.” The Third Wish”, there once was a man who came a swan who needed help. He frees the swan which grants him three wishes. He uses two of his wishes with his third wish ungranted. “The Monkey’s Paw” and, “The Third Wish” are similar in some ways. In both stories they get granted three wishes. Both stories

  • Comparing Monkey's Paw And The Third Wish

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    careful what you wish for, as the reasons for war get confused. One person can be very clear in their motives, but others can have different agendas” (Scott, np). Is a quote that shows examples of how and what we can wish for is enquiring different motives for everyone, because everyone has their own agendas. Everyone one in life definitely doesn’t want the same thing out of what they do. In both of the short stories, Monkey’s Paw and The Third Wish, the main characters all wish for something, but

  • What, Of This Goldfish, Would You Wish? By Etgar Keret

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    rely on other people to give him their wishes. Sergei needs to save his wish to keep the companionship of the goldfish. The goldfish needs Sergei to use his last wish to be free. Wishes. Dreams. Goldfish. The short story, “What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” by Etgar Keret, goes over the struggle of a man having to give up his only friend. It introduces a young kid going around towns asking people what they would wish for from a magic goldfish. When the kid, Yoni, and the man, Sergei, meet

  • What Are Some Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Monkey's Paw

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    ¨“Hold it up in your right hand, and state your wish out loud so that you can be heard, but I warn you of what might happen¨ (W.W. Jacobs 3). He already knew that the Monkeys paw brought bad luck and it was very important to be careful what was wished for. I think that Mr. White understood that it was important to wish for practical things so he told his wife, ¨If you must wish, wish for something sensible¨ (W.W. Jacobs 3). After making the first wish and what the outcome was for it, I think that Mr

  • Summary Of Monkey's Paw By W. Jacobs

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    W.W. Jacobs takes a classic three wish story and manipulates it in just the right way, to make it a very creepy but climatic tale. The author creates a story of consequences, for disordering fate. Filled with mysterious characters, an ambiguous plot and exotic magic is what makes this tale appealing to all. In writing the short story, Jacobs uses a variety of themes, characterization, and imagery. The main theme throughout this story is that faith should not be tampered with, that those who obstruct

  • A Literary Analysis Of 'The Monkey's Paw'

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    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 consequences that will come with the three wishes, but they ignore the warnings. For their first wish, they wish for two hundred pounds. They don't

  • How Does W. Jacobs Create Suspense In The Monkey's Paw

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    the mail she checked to see if the wish came true because she remembered the Sergeant saying the wish happens so naturally it almost seems like a coincidence. On page 35 it states, “All of which did not prevent her from scurrying to the door at the postman’s knock, nor prevent her from referring somewhat shortly to retired sergeant-majors of bibulous habits when she found that the post brought a tailor’s bill.” Mrs.White’s actions show that even though the wish was made last night they are still

  • Mistake In The Monkey's Paw, By W. Jacobs

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    different wishes. Despite the warnings of the Sgt. Major, he wishes for two hundred pounds, which was found as compensation money for his son’s death, causing the family distress and great suffering. After his son died, Mrs. White tries to use the paw to wish him back to life to no avail. Her husband

  • Foreshadowing In The Monkey's Paw By W. Jacobs

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    White the Monkey's Paw, The Sergeant states ‘"If you must wish," he said gruffly, "Wish for something sensible."’. This moment foreshadows greatly, and through a single statement causes tension and suspense, leaving the reader wondering why the Sergeant is so adamant that Mr. White and his family should be careful with the object. Near the end of Part 1, after the Sergeant exits the house, Mr. White quickly, though distinctly states “I wish for two hundred pounds”. Soon after, nothing turns up in

  • The Monkey's Paw Literary Analysis

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    famous, and happy but he can’t come up with his first wish. He and his wife decided to wish for two hundred pounds of money, he holds up the paw in his right hand and wishes. That night he sat alone by the fire and strangely he starts seeing faces in the fire and the last one he sees is a horrible monkey-like face, he puts the fire off and goes to bed. That next morning after their son goes to work, they start saying how the idea that their wish was going to come true was nonsense and they didn’t believe

  • The Monkeys Paw Cause And Effect Analysis

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    Activity 2.7.5: Informative Essay Body Paragraphs Have you ever wondered what the theme or the background of a story and how it was made? It starts when you learn the cause and effect of the story. Such as in “the Monkeys Paw” and “the Tell-Tale Heart” and discovering how the story was made. In both the stories it builds suspense leaving the audience wondering what’s going to happen next. In “The Monkeys Paw” the cause-and-effect relationship starts off when the White family gets their hands on

  • The Use Of Motifs In The Scarlet Ibis And The Monkey's Paw

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    Death by the Hands of One’s Loved Ones Whether it be an item, image, idea, or concept, motifs are frequently present within works of literature to create an even greater effect on the reader. Two of which include “The Monkey’s Paw” written by W. W. Jacobs and “The Scarlet Ibis” written by James Hurst. In Jacobs’s short story, the White family is introduced to a monkey’s paw, an item with the capability of granting three owners three wishes, by their friend, Sergeant-Major Morris. The family consists

  • Comparing The Monkey's Paw And The Tell-Tale Heart

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    Sometimes, greed or want can lead to many consequences, much like in the stories, The Monkey’s Paw and The Tell-Tale Heart. Both stories are about men who become greedy once they realize they have power. This greed overtakes them and leads to ruin. The cause-and-effect relationships between The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe, and The Monkey’s Paw, by W. W. Jacobs, caused a feeling of suspense for the reader because of the way that the stories were written and the events that took place. The