The Monkeys Paw By. Jacobs Essay

1253 Words Feb 8th, 2016 6 Pages
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 Mrs White with their teenage son Herbert White, they have Major Morris come and visit them after great discussion the discover the monkey paw and from there things go down hill. This is showing and teaching us that even though we need or want something sometimes it doesn’t come as a blessing but a curse… By realising our wants and desires we can think fully about them and how much we really need our wants and or desires.
The short story “One the Sidewalk,…

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