por W.W. Jacobs
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The Third Wish
- Joan Aiken
In “The Third Wish,” Joan Aiken tells the story of a man who asks for three wishes after rescuing the King of the Forest.Pair “The Third Wish” with “The Monkey’s Paw” and ask students to think about how the characters in each story use the wishes they are granted. How does each character respond to wishes that don’t turn out the way they’d hoped, and what do their responses reveal about them? What does each text have to say about wishing for things?
- Ray Bradbury
In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt,” Mr. and Mrs. Hadley become concerned when they realize how dependent their children are on the technology in their futuristic home.Pair with “The Veldt” with “The Monkey’s Paw” and ask students to discuss the temptations faced by the main characters in each story. How are characters in each story tempted by something that could be considered “unnatural”? What would the author of each text have to say about what motivates humans to give in to these temptations? What would they say about how human beings should interact with either technology or the supernatural?
- Shirley Jackson
In Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery,” an entire town participates in a ritual that turns surprisingly sinister.Pair “The Lottery” with “The Monkey’s Paw” and ask students to compare how each text uses an unexpected plot twist to develop the message of the story. How do the authors of these texts create dramatic surprise or a reversal of fortune? How do these twists help the reader make judgments about the characters in the stories?
The Keys of Destiny
- Neil Philip
“The Keys of Destiny” is the 1001 story from the classic collection One Thousand and One Nights. In this story, a woman tells a king a story about how a man came to be imprisoned due to the greed of others.Pair “The Monkey’s Paw” with “The Keys of Destiny” and ask students to compare how both stories explore themes of fate. How do powerful objects in the two texts control the characters’ fates? How do the narrative structures of the two texts help convey the themes of the two stories?