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_quot;The Monkeys Paw_quot;

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									    MUSIC CONNECTION




LISTEN TO SONG ENTITLED, “THE
        MONKEY’S PAW.”
        TOPIC:
COMPARE THE THEME IN
   THE STORY TO THE
  THEME IN THE SONG.
Review Presentation on
  “How to Answer A
 Discussion Question”
  Writing Assignment
   DIRECTIONS:  Compare the
 theme(s) in W.W. Jacobs’ short
story, "The Monkey's Paw“ to the
  theme(s) in Laurie Anderson’s
      song, “Monkey’s Paw.”
“Brainstorm”

  YOUR
 IDEAS
The Story         Common Elements The             Song

                   Trying to Control
                        Destiny
An old fakir “wanted to show
that fate ruled people's lives,
and that those who interfered
with it did so to their sorrow.”
                             “Nature's got rules and
                             Nature's got laws/And if you
                             cross her look out!”

                 Trying to Control
                      Destiny
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The Story           Common Elements The            Song
"Don't you think you might wish for four
pairs of hands for me?" They laughed
                         Words are
when “the sergeant-major, with a look of very
                      important –Choose
alarm on his face, caught him by the
arm” and says, “If you must wish…wish
for something sensible.” them carefully!

                              “I know a man he lost his
                              head/He said: The way I feel
                              I'd be better off dead.”

                    Words are very
                  important –Choose
                    them carefully!

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The Story           Common Elements The                    Song

                Wishing when they
                   already have
               everything they need!

 Mr. White says, “It seems to me
       I’ve got all I want.”

                                   “I got everything I ever wanted”


                  Wishing when they
                     already have
                 everything they need!

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The Story           Common Elements The            Song

                  Wishing for bizarre
                  and/or unnecessary
                        things.

 Mr White says, "I wish      “I want stereo FM installed in
    for two hundred           my teeth/And take this mole
        pounds."             off my back/ and put it on my
                                        cheek.”

                Wishing for bizarre
                and/or unnecessary
                      things.

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The Story   The Song




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 Follow these steps
   when answering
discussion questions:
Step 1: Mention the author and
title of the story.
W.W. Jacobs’ short story, “The
Monkey’s Paw,”
Step 2: Include part of the
question or topic.
W.W. Jacobs’ short story,
“The Monkey’s Paw,” has a
comparable theme to Laurie
Anderson’s song, “Monkey’s
Paw.”
Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic.
W.W. Jacobs’ short story,
“The Monkey’s Paw,” has a
comparable theme to Laurie
Anderson’s song, “Monkey’s
Paw.” Both pieces deal with
interfering with fate and being
careful for what one wishes.
The Story   Common Elements The   Song
            Trying to Control
                 Destiny

     We need examples,
       NOW WHAT?
     details, quotations,
            etc…
          Words are very
        important –Choose
          them carefully!

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 The Story              Common Elements The                 Song
                         Trying to Control
                              Destiny
   An old fakir “wanted to
   show that fate ruled              “Nature's got rules and
   people's lives, and that          Nature's got laws/And if
   those who interfered with         you cross her look out!”
   it did so to their sorrow.”
                         Words are very
                       important –Choose
                         them carefully!
                                                 “I know a man he
"Don't you think you might wish for four pairs
of hands for me?" They laughed when “the         lost his head/He
sergeant-major, with a look of alarm on his      said: The way I
face, caught him by the arm” and says, “If you   feel I'd be better
must wish…wish for something sensible.”          off dead.”
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Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic.
Both pieces deal with interfering with fate
and being careful for what one wishes. In
the story, an old fakir wants to teach that,
“fate ruled people’s lives, and that those
who interfered with it did so to their sorrow.”
Similarly, the song also warns, “Nature’s
got rules and Nature’s got laws/And if you
cross her look out!”
Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic.
Another aspect to consider is the danger of
choosing one’s words carefully.
When Mrs. White carelessly wishes for four
pairs of hands, Sergeant Morris warns them, “If
you must wish…wish for something sensible.”
Mrs. White undoubtedly would not really
want four hands!
The song carries this same message, “I know a
man he lost his head/He said: The way I feel I’d
be better off dead.”
The Story   Common Elements The   Song
        Wishing when they
     already have everything
           they examples,
     We needneed!
     details, quotations,
       NOW WHAT?
            etc…
      Wishing for bizarre
      and/or unnecessary
            things.
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The Story            Common Elements The                    Song
                 Wishing when they
                    already have
                everything they need!
  Mr. White says, “It seems to me
        I’ve got all I want.”
                                    “I got everything I ever wanted”

                   Wishing for bizarre
                   and/or unnecessary
                         things.
Mr White says, "I wish              “I want stereo FM installed in
   for two hundred                   my teeth/And take this mole
       pounds."                     off my back/ and put it on my
                                               cheek.”

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Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic.
The two pieces share the fact that people wish
for things even though
they both admit they have everything they
need.
Mr. White wishes for 200 pounds, and
the person in the song wishes for “stereo
FM installed in my teeth” and a mole that is
on her back be placed on her face.
The idea in both is that one should be happy
with what he or she has and not be frivolous.
Step 4: Include a finalizing statement.
  The idea in both is that one
  should be happy with what he or
  she has and not be frivolous.
It is apparent that both selections
concern meddling with destiny
and being cautious about one’s
wishes.
 Other Important Elements of Your
             Answer:

     Showing Possession
Quotations Around the Name of
  the Short Story and Song
 Writing in the Present Tense
 Avoiding Run-On Sentences
W.W. Jacobs’ short story, “The
Monkey’s Paw,” has a comparable
theme to Laurie Anderson’s song,
“Monkey’s Paw.” Both pieces deal with
interfering with fate and being careful for
what one wishes. In the story, an old fakir
wants to teach that, “fate ruled people’s
lives, and that those who interfered with it
did so to their sorrow.” Similarly, the song
also warns, “Nature’s got rules and Nature’s
got laws/And if you cross her look out!”
Another aspect to consider is the
danger of choosing one’s words
carefully. When Mrs. White carelessly
wishes for four pairs of hands,
Sergeant Morris warns them, “If you
must wish…wish for something
sensible.” Mrs. White undoubtedly
would not really want four hands! The
song carries this same message, “I
know a man he lost his head/He said:
The way I feel I’d be better off dead.”
The two pieces share the fact that
people wish for things even though
they both admit they have
everything they need. Mr. White
wishes for 200 pounds, and the
person in the song wishes for
“stereo FM installed in my teeth”
and a mole that is on her back be
placed on her face.
The idea in both is that one should
be happy with what he or she has
and not be frivolous. It is apparent
that both selections concern
meddling with destiny and being
cautious about one’s wishes.
The Story                                     The Song
            Name: _________________________




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