'On The Sidewalk, Pawing, And To Build A Fire'

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The conflicts within the short stories “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, “On the Sidewalk, Bleeding” by Evan Hunter and “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, they help us learn about ourselves. They help us learn about ourselves by making us realise by reading any of the stories that if any of the happenings within the short stories that there can be consequences, these are extremes but still realistic. Some of the ideas/ themes that show up are realising our wants/ desires and discovering how far we would go to complete these tasks. Helping us to identify who we are/ our characteristics, our choices and how dependant we are….

In all three of the short stories “The Monkeys Paw”, “On the Sidewalk, Bleeding” and “To Build a Fire” they help us realise our wants and desires, and to realise just how far, the extremes we ourselves will go to complete these tasks and get what we want.
The short story “The Monkeys Paw” is about a family who are not poor and not rich,they are middle class, its an older husband and wife Mr and
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This short story is telling us that even though a want or desire may make us more to remember, a better person, or even liked better it doesn’t matter, our wants and desire don’t always come true for us. No matter the lengths we go to sometimes it just is not enough and they wont come

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