Similarities Between The Third Wishes And The Third Wishes

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“...fate ruled people's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow.” This is a quote from "The Monkey's Paw." This applies to both stories, "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Third Wish," because the main characters, Mr. White and Mr. Peters, both go through hardships, which were caused by their wishes. There are many similarities and differences between the stories. The first similarity is that the story both have three wishes, which become a problem for them. The second is the theme, which both stories have. The third is the mood. Both stories has negative, or dark, aspects; however, similarities, if looked in detail, has minor, or significant, differences. At first, these two stories can be similar; however, these stories …show more content…

Peters going into the woods. The first element is the three wishes and its consequences. In "The Third Wish", Mr. Peters, the main character, goes to the woods to find a swan stuck on a tree. He frees the swan, and the swan transforms into a king. The king thanks Mr. Peters, and gives him three leaves. With the three leaves, Mr. Peters can wish three wishes. The first wish that Mr. Peters wished was for a beautiful wife. Soon, a beautiful woman appears to him and asks him if he can marry her. They live in peace for a while. The consequence was that his wife, Leita, was miserable. Mr. Peters’s wife was originally a swan with a sister, but was separated. Due to this, Mr. Peters felt bad and wished his second wish to turn his wife into a swan. Mr. Peters said his farewells, and parted ways. Soon after, Mr. Peters died alone, without wishing his third wish, and the two swans sang their grieving song. The theme/lesson for "The Third Wish" was selflessness. Mr. Peters was very sacrificial to make his loved one happy. The mood of the story was eerie, warm, sympathetic, etc. This story’s mood is mostly in the positive …show more content…

Although The both characters from each story had the same amount of wishes, they both chose differently, which gave them different consequences. The story had well known moral lessons, and had similar moods in the start. Later on, they changed and became different. My personal response of "The Monkey's Paw" is overall negative. I disliked the plot, because I do not like witchcraft things, and the brutality. From this brutality, I sense the real world; even though this is a fiction story, the brutality gave the story more life. This story also reminds me about how greed is bad. My personal response of "The Third Wish" was positive. I do love romance stories. The story gave me chills, as well as a warm sensation through my body. When Mr. Peters made his wife back to a swan, it was very sad. As a result, Mr. Peters died alone. This story also reminds me of Jesus, who sacrificed for us on the cross. This also sparked a question; can I die for Christ just as he died for

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