In both "Pandora's Box" and "Monkey's Paw" the characters are all very curios on one thing. While they are so focused on this one item they don't pay attention to everything else going on around them. Since they were so focused on specific things they were not thinking about the consequenses.
In both "Pandora's Box" and "Monkey's Paw" all characters are suprised. In the story "Monkey's Paw" the characters were suprised that there were such bad and terrible consequesnces. In the story "Pandora's Box" Pandora and Epimetheus were suprised what came out of the box that they weren't supposed to open.
In both "Pandoras Box" there was hope that came out at the end. So it had a positive ending. In "Monkeys Paw" there was nothing positive. Everything in the story turned out negative.
In the story "Pandora's Box" Pandora and Epimetheus tried to stop them selves from openingthe box. They did so by hiding the box out of sight. Unlike this in the story "Monnkey's Paw" all of the characters just stared at it. The characters didn't think about the consequenses as much as they should have.