Monkeys Paw Theme Analysis

Monkeys Paw Theme Analysis

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  • Herbert/ Mrs. White
  • The Monkey's Paw  - Theme Analysis
  •        The Theme of the Monkey's Paw is to be careful of what you wish for because there may be unintended consequences/changing your fate will only result only in your downfall.
  • By: Benjamin Juedes and Owen Burke
  • Theme
  • Mr. White/ Major Morris
  • This scene (although it does not have much dialog) shows how reckless the father is and how willing he is to take risks. (Also shows how they were before the Monkey's Paw came into their lives)
  • Check....
  • ...mate.
  • He'll never see this coming....
  •             This seen is important to developing the Theme because it tells what the intentions were of the person who made the Monkey's Paw are - to tell people that changing your fate always makes things worse.
  • ..." to show that fate ruled peoples lives and those who interfered with it did so at their own sorrow."
  •  This scene is crucial to the Theme because it marks the end of thie happy home and the begining for the end, specifically when his hand twisted (right after he made the wish) showing what the Monkey's Paw can do.
  • Well, I don't see the money, and I bet I never will.
  • I have everything I want, but
  • I think I will wish for 200 pounds.
  • This shows that when they did alter their fate, they ended up in a worse situation then they were before. A much worse situation.
  • Your son (Herbert) was caught in the machinery... Wish to present you with some compensation.
  • 200 pounds.
  • How much?
  • This scene (the last scene) shows how Mr. White realizes that the Monkeys Paw will destroy your life and stops Mrs. White from making her last wish, (getting Herbert back) even though it is not clearly stated.
  • For gods sake, don't let it in!
  • I want my son back!
  • *knocking starts
  • *knocking stops
  • *Mr. White makes his wish.
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