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The Monkey 's Paw And The Third Wish

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"Be careful what you wish for." This is a common quote that most people hear many times throughout their lives. The two short stories "The Monkey 's Paw" and "The Third Wish" demonstrate this quote by showing most wishes often come with unexpected consequences. These two stories are very much alike and share many similarities in both their moods, and motifs.

There are many similarities between the two short stories "The Third Wish" and "The Monkey 's Paw". One major similarity they share is their overall mood. The mood both stories share is the feeling of mystery. Mystery is shown in "The Monkey,s Paw" when the Sergeant major first told the White family about the monkey 's paw, and it 's magical powers. The author writes "monkeys paw? ' Said mrs. White curiously. 'Well, it 's just a bit of what you might call magic, perhaps ' said the sergeant major offhandedly". This quote shows the mystery in "The Monkey 's Paw" because to most people magic is quite a big mystery. Some people believe it is real and some do not. Others don 't know what to believe because magic is not a thing that you can see, or prove to be real. Mystery can also be felt in the mood of "The Third Wish". A good example of when mystery is displayed is at the very beginning of the story. mr. Peters had just gotten out of his car and was starting to search for the unknown creature that was making distressed sounds "He stood a moment waiting to try and discover where the noise was coming from,
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