The theme of The Monkey’s Paw is Greed. For example, having the ability
to wish for any three things but your final desire comes with parlous consequences
is counterproductive or a paradox. In the words of Jacobs “The first man
had his three wishes. …but the third was for death”. “…suddenly threw it upon
the fire. White, with a slight cry, stooped down and snatched it off. “If you
don’t want it, Morris,” said the
other, “give it to me” (Page 4). This showed me that regardless of
consequences, humans will still partake in things that benefit them even at their own or others expense.
The story opens with Mr. White and his tyke
Herbert playing a session of chess. Mrs. White is sewing by the fire. Mr. White
loses the preoccupation and winds up detectably bothered and exasperated. After
a short time, there is a pound at the passage and the Sergeant-Major enters.
They share two or three refreshments and the Sergeant-Major uncovers to them a
couple of stories about his trips to India, where he gained a monkey’s paw. The
paw is supernatural, allowing three men three wishes each. One man has kicked
the container and the Sergeant-Major has spent his three wishes. He heaves the
paw into the fire, however, Mr. White
gets it out and keeps it for himself. The Sergeant-Major uncovers to them that
a fakir has put a spell on the paw to show that predetermination controlled
people’s lives. Those who upset fate did all things considered to their pain.
But Herbert wheedles his father to wish for something subtle, as 200 pounds.
His father does thusly, while Herbert plays breathtaking harmonies on the piano
in reinforcement. They all go to bed for the night. At the start of the day,
Herbert leaves for work and prompts his people not to break into the money
before he gets back home that night. Mr. additionally, Mrs. White make bright
comments about Herbert’s entry and his reactions to an arrival of the money. A
while later, a more surprising goes to the door and, resulting to coming into
the house, tells the gatekeepers that Herbert has been killed at work that
morning when he was gotten in some device. The odd
man then gives them 200 pounds. Herbert is shrouded in a contiguous
cemetery. Around seven days sometime later, Mr. White is blended by the
indications of Mrs. White crying over their tyke. Out of the blue, she recalls
the paw and the two wishes that remain. She contends for Mr. White to get it
and to make a want that Herbert would be alive yet again. He tries to reveal to
her that since he was ravaged by the
equipment and had been secured for seven days, it would not be a canny wish.
Regardless, she requests. Regardless of doubts about conjuring the charm of the
paw yet again, Mr. White wishes for Herbert to be alive afresh. They stop. They
watch out the window, however, nothing happens,
and no one arrives. They start to bed again when suddenly a slight pound is
heard at the passage. Mr. White tries to keep her from opening the door. She
hangs on and climbs on a seat to open the best for the most part jar. Thus as
she opens the gateway, Mr. White asks his third wish. The gateway opens; the
street is still and cleanse. Only a lessen streetlight sparkles on the roadway.
Point of View: The story was told in 3rd person.
for Future Studies
I write music and create videos. Editing, Sequencing, Color correction, beat production and recording vocals. Analyzing,
revising, and editing is a key component
to my work. Like analyzing a piece of literature, it helps appreciate and
understand it a lot more. For example, adding in small details such as a chess
game or how the paw reacted added to the realism and I the detail of the monkey
arm twisting gave me a vivid. This has helped me understand that even the
smallest detail or a vivid description can have the biggest impact. Another thing
that I can apply to my work is symbolism. Things like human greed symbolized by
a Money’s Hand or the son’s death. Having a person allude to another idea or thought
because of an object can be something I use for my videos or music writing.
Alliteration: “… sighing softly, shook…”
Personification: When the paw moved like a snake when he made a wish.
simile: “as I wished, it twisted
my hand like a snake”
metaphor: “But her husband was on his hands and
knees…” (142)- surrender position
When Mrs.White heard the story of the Monek Paw she
correlates it with a similar story called the Arabian Nights. The Arabian Nights
is a famous collection of Persian, Indian, and Arabian folktales. The story says
that a lady named Scheherazade told her
husband a different tale every night for 1,001 days. This is often called The
Thousand and One night.
The irony was being
told that they could have anything they wanted but the wish came with parlous consequences. When Mr.White wished upon the
Paw, he expected the wish to be granted instantly
and conveniently. It was later granted but at the expense of their beloved son.