Monkey Paw

2136 Words9 Pages
A Monkeys Paw Vs The Tell Tale Heart Dayvon Thorpe A Monkeys Paw Seargent Major Morris has come to visit Mr. White and his family after 21-years. He had brought along a Monkey 's Paw. He told the family all about its great powers and how it can grant you 3 wishes. Morris had already had its three wishes so he didn 't want the paw anymore. Morris so threw the paw upon the fire. Mr. White with a slight cry stooped down and snatched it off. Morris had warned them about the talisman and its consequences and he did not want to get blamed on if anything happened. Mr. White was just too fascinated about it that he wanted to give it a try and that is how he became the new owner of the Monkey 's Paw.…show more content…
He waited until he could no longer hear the old man 's heartbeat before righting the bed. He then concealed the body beneath the floorboards and thought that no sign of the murder remained. It seems that a neighbor heard the scream of the old man and alerted the police. Several officers arrived at the house. The narrator, feeling secure that his crime was perfect and undetectable, invited them in to question him. As they spoke, the narrator heard the old man 's heart beating beneath the floorboards, faint at first but then growing louder. He thought that the police must also hear this and that they were merely ignoring it to mock him. Eventually, the sound and the policemen 's reactions drove the narrator to jump to his feet and confess that he had, indeed, killed the old man and the body was hidden beneath the floor. reader that he is nervous, but in no way mad. The narrator begins to calmly tell a whole story of how he kills an old man that he loves and takes care of for no reason other than the old man’s one dreadful blue eye. Every night at midnight, he opens the old man’s bedroom door and shines just a thin ray of light onto the Evil Eye. He explains that he cannot kill the man with his eye closed, so nighttime continues to pass and in the morning he acts completely normal with the poor old man. On the eighth night, the old man wakes up as he peers his head into the room. The
Get Access