Monkeys Paw Theme Analysis

Monkeys Paw Theme Analysis

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  • Herbert/ Mrs. White
  • The Monkeys Paw  - Theme Analysis
  •        The Theme of the Monkeys Paw Is Be careful of what you wish for because there may be unintended consequences/changing your fate will only result only in you downfall.
  • By: Benjamin Juedes and Owen Burke
  • Theme
  • Mr. White/ Majore Morris
  • This scene (although it does not have much supporting dialog) shows how reckless the father is and how willing he is to take risks. (Also shows how they were before the Monkeys paw came into they're 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 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 there happy home specifically when his hand twisted(right after he made the wish) showing what the monkeys paw can do. (Also is foreshadowing for what happens to Herbert)
  • Well, I don't see them 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 place then they were before.
  • Your son (Herbert) was aught in the machinery... Wish to present you with some compensation.
  • 200 pounds.
  • How much?
  • This scene (the last scene) shows how Mr. White realizes what the monkeys paw does and stops Mrs. White from making here last wish, 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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