Compare and Contrast, Monkeyspaw, Thirdwish

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Many stories in time have similar character types. In“The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Third Wish,” the stories have two characters that have some similarities as well as differences in the stories. In “The Monkey’s Paw,” Mr. White and his family receive a magical monkey’s paw from a friend. The paw grants three wishes, but wishers need to be wary of the consequences. Mr. White’s wish goes awry, accidentally killing his son. In “The Third Wish,” a man, Mr. Peters, saves the Forest King and gets three wishes. He uses one to get a beautiful wife, Leita. Leita was formerly a swan, and is unhappy with her new life. Her husband uses his second wish to turn her back into a swan. Readers can compare and contrast the protagonist Mr. White in “The Monkey’s Paw” and Mr. Peters in “The Third Wish.” In “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Third Wish,” the protagonists have similar characteristics. In both stories, Mr. White and Mr. Peters are both considerate. In “The Monkey’s Paw,” Mr. White, despite knowing the possible consequences of his second wish, wishes his son alive again for his wife. W.W. Jacobs writes, “‘Wish!’ she cried, in a strong voice. ‘It is foolish and wicked,’ he faltered. ‘Wish!’ repeated his wife. He raised his hand. ‘I wish my son alive again.’” Mr. White is fully aware that by wishing his son, Herbert, alive, he might come back as a mangled walking corpse. Despite knowing this, he wishes him alive for his wife. Mr. Peters is considerate of his wife, Leita, when he turns her back into a swan. Though she loves him, she is unhappy being away from her sister. Mr. Peters saw this and acted considerately by using his second wish toturn Leita back into a swan. Both characters obviously care about their wives and use their wishes to further their wives’ happiness. In the two stories, both protagonists are considerate. Readers can also contrast the

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