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The Genre of Mystery in The Signalman and the Monkeys Paw

- How do dickens and jacobs use the genre of mystery in the signalman and the monkeys paw. To answer the question, I believe that the authors of The Signalman and The Monkey's Paw use the genres of mystery very well. I am going to explain why I think that in the following essay. The first idea that I am going to look at is the role of fate. We see this take place in both stories, but in slightly different ways. In The Monkey's Paw, we see fate take on a large role, as the story is about a monkey's paw that has been invested with a lot of evil power because "an old fakir" wanted to teach people not to interfere with fate and its course....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Red Room and The Monkeys Paw as Ghost Stories

- The Red Room and The Monkeys Paw as Ghost Stories Ghost stories have been around for hundreds of years and are written to scare and to excite people. People read Ghost stories because they enjoy being scared. This essay is about the comparisons between two quite different ghost stories written by two different authors: - 'The Monkeys Paw' by W.W.Jacobs and 'The Red Room' by H G Wells. 'The Red Room' is in many ways a stereotypical ghost story, set in a very big, dark and mysterious building, a castle in the middle of nowhere, written as a first person narrative....   [tags: Papers]

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How typical are The signalman by Charles Dickens, The monkeys paw

- How typical are The signalman by Charles Dickens, The monkeys paw by W.W Jacobs and The red room by H.G Wells of the gothic genre. Gothic stories were written in the middle of the eightieth century these include ‘Frankenstein’ written by Mary Shelley and ‘Jane Eyre’ written by Charlotte Bronte. Other gothic stories also include ‘The Signalman’ by Charles Dickens, ‘The Monkeys Paw’ by W.W Jacobs and ‘The red room’ written by H.G wells. Gothic stories were started by Horace Walpole who wrote ‘The castle of otranto’ in 1765....   [tags: English Literature]

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Tempting Fate: Essay on "The Monkeys Paw"

- -Ildar- Tempting Fate The “Monkey’s Paw” reveals an intriguing story of destiny and death. The Theme challenges the classical ideas of destiny and fate. From the beginning of the story Mr. White denies the seriousness of the paw. When he says, “Well, why don’t you have three sir”, he is in a way mocking Morris and the criticalness of the paw. The effects of disturbing fate do not even occur to him at this point and his intrigue and human greed override his judgment. “If you don’t want it, Morris, give it to me”, Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Monkeys Paw by WW Jacob The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

- The Monkeys Paw by WW Jacob The Speckled Band by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Both of these stories have similar characteristics. They are memorable and well described. They are both original. Also locations are very isolated and mysterious. Each one keeps our interest up to the final twist. But there are some differences. The first and most clear is their genre. ”The Monkey’s Paw” is a horror type story, whereas “The Speckled Band” is a detective story. Other differences are the amount of locations within the story....   [tags: English Literature]

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How do the authors create atmosphere and tension in The Monkeys Paw

- How do the authors create atmosphere and tension in The Monkeys Paw and The Red Room. A ghost story is a story with intent to scare; it usually builds up tension and suspense by using a lot of intense, exaggerated words. Usually in a ghost story there is a typical dark and gloomy setting and an inhuman object almost always there is a non human force or a supernatural being in the story to give it a scare factor. Supernatural means a power above the forces of nature which implies that it is not human....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Ways in Which the Writers Create an Atmosphere of Tension, Mystery and Suspense in the Stories The Monkeys Paw and The Red Room

- The Ways in Which the Writers Create an Atmosphere of Tension, Mystery and Suspense in the Stories The Monkeys Paw and The Red Room Ans. The Monkeys Paw, a very well written gothic short story by W. W. Jacobs, has an immense variety of elements, which create an atmosphere of mystery and suspense in the story, which also links and can be compared to the short story, The Red Room, written by H. G. Wells. The various steps, which the authors took to bring out the nature of their stories, were indeed similar....   [tags: Papers]

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Story of The Monkey Paw Book

- Throughout “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W Jacobs he uses suspense in numerous ways to draw the reader to the story. One of his many suspenseful tactics was the simple fact that the monkeys paw contained three wishes. I do not think I could live in this period the weather was cold and desert roads seems kind of spooky. It reminds me of a dark and gloomy place of sadness. I think that W.W Jacobs’s point of view is his own, and his stories are a great way to see life in another way. In my own words, this story could be told around a campfire a story you could teach to others generations....   [tags: monkey paw, w jacobs, wish]

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A Sense of Foreboding in 'The Monkey's Paw'

- How Does W.W. Jacobs Create a Sense of Foreboding in ‘The Monkey’s Paw’. From the outset, it is clear that ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W. Jacobs is driven by an increasing sense of foreboding. Firstly, the setting of the story takes place in a very isolated and lonely place, far away from civilisation in a deserted area. This makes it a bit scary and starts to introduce tension for the reader in the story. Right from the start of the story W.W., Jacobs creates a very foreboding scene. He starts the story with pathetic fallacy, ‘the night was cold and wet’....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Suspense and Mystery in 'The Monkey's Paw' and 'The Red Room'

- In this essay, I am going to compare ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W Jacobs with ‘The Red Room’ by H.G Wells. I am going to examine how both the writers create suspense and mystery in the stories. ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ is basically about a paw which can be used to grant wishes for its owner. In humour, the White family make their first wish without considering what had happened to the people before them, also they are ignoring that the consequences will be disastrous. ‘The Red Room’ is about a man determined to prove that there are no ghosts in Lorraine Castle....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Comparing The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman

- Comparing The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman In these two short stories both authors write gothic tale stories. Both authors use gothic tale features e.g they use darkness, isolation and use of senses. Both authors’ u similar methods to create tension e.g. they both use repetition and short sentences. They both use their senses e.g. in the monkeys paw they use their sense of hearing and feeling, for example they hear the door knocking and use a lot of sight through Mr.White cant see where the monkeys paw is and he use his sense of feeling to try and find it on the floor....   [tags: Papers]

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The Monkey's Paw and The Red Room

- The Monkey's Paw and The Red Room During the time of the 19th century that "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Red Room" were written, many unusual events occurred and which could not be answered or explained because science and human minds had not developed enough to answer questions or prove any unusual events that occurred. The society would try to come up with answers and explanations to the paranormal events that occurred. In some cases, they were able to come up with answers, which in our time we would think are incorrect and idiotic because we all ready know the answers to a lot of them....   [tags: Papers]

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The Signal-Man and The Monkey's Paw

- How do the writers create a sense of suspense. Fictional text need to be interesting so that the reader likes it. Many writers use many different things to capture their reader’s interest. Both Charles Dickens and WW Jacobs, in the Signalman and the monkeys paw both use different ways to try and keep the interest of their reader. The Signalman and the Monkey paw, are very similar both are horror stories set in 0ne location with very few characters. Even though they seem similar, they are actually told in different styles....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Tension and Suspense in the Monkey's Paw

- Tension and Suspense in the Monkey's Paw There are many techniques that are used to create tension and suspense in 'The Monkey's Paw'. From the very beginning we can see that the language used sets the scene and conveys the mood of the story; "the night was cold and wet". Pathetic fallacy immediately implies that the story will be based on evil and creates tension as it intrigues the reader. We can see that the language used helps the story to become fast paced which contributes to creating tension and suspense....   [tags: Papers]

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Tension and Suspens in The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman

- Tension and Suspens in The Monkey's Paw and The Signalman 'The Monkey's Paw' is a horror story with action, tension, suspense and a mysterious death. The whole story takes place in one house. T he story was written in the nineteenth century. It's about a monkey's paw that grants three wishes. However every wish has consequences. In the first paragraph the scene is set and there is a contrast in the way the outside and inside are described. "Without, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of laburnum villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly" The conditions outside are typical of a horror setting "The night was cold and wet" This cre...   [tags: Papers]

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Features of Gothic Horror Displayed in "The Yellow Wallpaper", "The Red Room" and "The Monkey’s Paw"

- The purpose of this essay is to discuss how three Victorian writers use the features of Gothic horror to create an atmosphere of foreboding in their short stories. The three stories I will be exploring are The Yellow Wallpaper, The Red Room and The Monkey’s Paw. The red room uses the most traditional gothic horror features. It is exactly like gothic horror because it is set in “Lorraine castle” which has been “abandoned for 18 months”. This is scary because there is old furniture, statues, lots of corridors and corners people could hide behind in a castle....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper, The Red Room, The Monkey’s P]

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Mystery and Suspence Created in The Signalman and The Monkey's Paw

- Compare how mystery and suspence and created in The Signalman and The Monkey's Paw-which text do you think is most effective and why. The uses of imagery and diction contribute to the mystery and suspense in a story. Whereas in motion pictures mystery and suspense are potrayed using other factors such as sounds, visual effects and other components that the viewer may understand that the characters dont. This builds up a lot of tension for the viewer because they feel the need to inform the character in the scene....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Monkey's Paw by W.W Jacobs and The Signalman by Charles Dickens

- With reference to the The Monkey's Paw by W.W Jacobs and to The signalman by Charles Dickens I have to describe how these writers use the horror/ suspense genre to explore philosophy and psychological issues. The Monkey's Paw With reference to the "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W Jacobs and to "The signalman" by Charles Dickens I have to describe how these writers use the horror/suspense genre to explore philosophy and psychological issues. The first story "The Monkey's Paw" tells the story of the White family two parents and one grown up son....   [tags: English Literature]

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Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe

- Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs and The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe In this essay, I will be answering all the aspects of the question above, with my views and beliefs. I will then finish with a conclusion, stating who has created more suspense than the other through their stories. The monkeys paw is set in a typical horror story setting, an isolated, lonely place with no one around. The story is based around a talisman given to a family which can allegedly grant wishes. This of course has consequences, and it leaves the family who received the paw heart broken....   [tags: Papers]

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Compare and Contrast A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

- Compare and Contrast A Withered Arm by Thomas Hardy and The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs In this essay I am going to explain the similarities and differences between 'The withered arm' and 'The monkeys paw'. Both of these texts were written before 1914 by two different people. Thomas Hardy wrote 'The withered arm' and W.W. Jacobs wrote 'A monkeys paw'. The withered arm is a short story about a milkmaid who had an affair with a high class farmer. When the farmer gets a new wife, the milkmaid becomes jealous....   [tags: Hardy Jacobs Compare contrast Essays]

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Various Ways that W.W. Jacobs Creates Tension in Monkey's Paw

- Various Ways that W.W. Jacobs Creates Tension in Monkey's Paw In this essay I am going to write about the various ways the author W.W Jacobs creates tension in the short story Monkey's Paw. For example I am going to write about how he has used the setting of the story, the manner of speech of the characters etc. to help him create tension. Firstly, the setting of the story takes place in a very isolated and lonely place, far away from civilization in a deserted area. This makes it a bit scary and starts to introduce tension for the reader in the story....   [tags: Papers]

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The Setting in The Kit Bag, The Signalman, The Monkey’s Paw, The Man With the Twisted Lip and The Red Room

- The Setting in The Kit Bag, The Signalman, The Monkey’s Paw, The Man With the Twisted Lip and The Red Room The five stories I am going to compare are: “The Kit Bag”, “The Signalman”, “The Monkey’s Paw”, “The Man With the Twisted Lip” and “The Red Room”. They create tension and atmosphere and the setting contributes towards creating the atmosphere. The ending for “The Red Room” is not what someone would have expected. One would have expected a more predictable ghost, but what is found in the room is merely fear itself....   [tags: Papers]

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Tragic Character Flaws in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Monkey’s Paw

- In the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the main character Dr. Henry Jekyll is a respectable doctor who experiments to separate his good and evil sides from each other. Dr. Jekyll eventually runs out of the contaminated potion and his evil side takes over. In The Monkey’s Paw the White family takes possession of a monkey’s paw that had a spell put on it granting three men three wishes. After not knowing what to wish for and the urging of his wife and son, Mr. White makes his wishes and realizes there are consequences for his choices....   [tags: The Monkey’s Paw Essays]

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The Theme of Greed in "The Monkey's Paw"

- Greed is a sin of excess that every single human being has at least a little bit of. When someone has the opportunity to get as much of something as they possibly can, they will go to great lengths to get everything out of it. In the story “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W. W. Jacobs, the White family experiences a big test of greed, and they even tamper with their fate to get it. Before the Whites even knew about the paw, they were living a normal, but decent, lifestyle that got them by day-to-day without any troubles....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Tension and Fear Throughout "The Monkey's Paw"

- How does the author create fear and tension in the story. . Brief summary of the plot (not more than one paragraph) . Look at each part of the story explaining how tension and fear is created. Think about language, climax/anticlimax, gothic features, setting and use of sense. . Conclude by giving your thoughts and feelings about the story and how successful you think it was as a gothic tale. The monkey’s paw is a gothic tale. The tale is about a family of three named the Whites....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Analysis Of The Cartoon ' The Monkey 's Paw '

- Three wishes, an old Indian curse, and a mummified paw, that was cut from a monkey. This is going to be exciting. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a short story written by W.W. Jacobs in the early 1900’s just after the turn of the centenary. Even though the text is short, it grabs the reader’s attention and keeps them on the edge of their seats until the very end. As exhilarating as this thriller is to read, unfortunately like many literary works written during that time, “The Monkey’s Paw,” is demeaning towards women and goes against feminist literary criticism’s principles and ideologies....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Fiction, Women's suffrage]

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The Effectiveness of The Monkey's Paw

- The Effectiveness of The Monkey's Paw The Monkey's Paw was written in the turn of the century which was the time of industrial revolution. Great industries and cities were building up all across the country but not everyone was involved in this change. Older and less educated people were getting left behind by the new technologies and education. This story reflects these changes in the society and shows us how an innocent world could be destroyed by the power of greed. The Monkey's paw would have been this effective of a story in its time because I think it had everything that needs to be in a horror story of anytime and I am going to show that in my essay....   [tags: Papers]

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Tension and Suspense in Monkey's Paw

- Tension and Suspense in Monkey's Paw The writer is able to create tension and suspense through various ways. In the opening sentence of the story we are given a brief description of the surrounding area. In gothic stories, they are usually set in a remote and isolated area, as in the ‘Monkey’s Paw’ it is set in a remote village were there is only 2 houses inhabited. ‘Without, the night was cold and wet’ sets the scene of the story. A gloomy background has been given to set the atmosphere....   [tags: Papers]

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The Monkey's Paw: Time Structure

- "The Monkey's Paw" is a short story which moves around the edges of a ghost story and the uncanny. In general terms, the narration immerses the reader into a frightening atmosphere in which the reader can realise that there are certain elements that make the reading something more than a spooky tale; for example the way time is treated in the structure of the story. It is peculiar the way W.W. Jacobs manages to create a rather concrete story by making the reader fill so many gaps. In our opinion, that is due to the fact that there is a complete focus on the development of the story since the arrival of the monkey's paw, and that there are several omissions of facts in the beginning and in th...   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Comparison and Contrast Essay

- Some people think that if they could only change one aspect of their lives, it would be perfect. They do not realize that anything that is changed could come with unintended consequences. “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “The Third Wish” by Joan Aiken both illustrate this theme. They demonstrate this by granting the main character three wishes, but with each wish that is granted, brings undesirable consequences. The main idea of this essay is to compare and contrast “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Third Wish.” Although the “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Third Wish” are both fantasies and have similar themes, they have different main characters, wishes, and resolutions....   [tags: The Monkey's Paw, The Third Wish]

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How WW Jacobs Creates a Sense of Horror in The Monkey’s Paw

- Jacobs creates a sense of horror in ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by using a variety of literary techniques. As ‘The Monkey's Paw’ was written in 1902, Jacobs makes the story scary in ways that are very different to modern horror films and books. We can tell that the story was written in the early twentieth century as it contains many details that would have been common in Victorian literature. One of the most obvious features from ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ that tells us that the story was written over a century ago, is the old-fashioned language that Jacobs uses....   [tags: Horror Story, Literary Techniques]

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Analysis of Mr. White in The Monkey's Paw and Mr. Peters in The Third Wish

- What would someone do if they had only three wishes and knew that there would be a price that they would have to pay in order for them to fulfill their wishes. This is the question that overcomes the main characters, Mr. White and Mr. Peters, in the stories “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “The Third Wish” by Joan Aiken. In these two stories, two men were each allowed to create three wishes and had consequences that followed; therefore, they learned a valuable lesson about life. The men in the two stories were distinct in their own ways, one being very greedy and the other very cautious....   [tags: Magical wishes, morality, character analysis]

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The Night Was Cold And Wet

- WITHOUT, the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlour of Laburnam Villa the blinds were drawn and the fire burned brightly. Father and son were at chess, the former, who possessed ideas about the game involving radical changes, putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils that it even provoked comment from the white-haired old lady knitting placidly by the fire. "Hark at the wind," said Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late, was amiably desirous of preventing his son from seeing it....   [tags: Wish, The Monkey's Paw, 2008 singles]

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Creation of Suspense in The Monkey's Paw and The Red Room

- Creation of Suspense in The Monkey's Paw and The Red Room In The Monkey's Paw written by W.W. Jacobs and The Red Room written by H.G. Wells, there are many similarities and differences in the ways the stories are written and suspense created. For example, both stories belong to the horror genre where the supernatural appears due to human interferences, and both have a fast and frantic climax where the characters' lives are put in jeopardy. However they do differ in places, one of the key differences being that The Monkey's Paw is written in third person whereas The Red Room is a narrative....   [tags: Papers]

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The Forbidden Paw

- The Forbidden Paw Once, a very long time ago there was a crazy family that decided to go on vacation to Manakesh, Morocco. "What a dump. Why would Princess Grace live in a place like this?", the father asked in a curious way. "Dad, that’s Monaco.", the daughter replied with quite an annoyed tone to her voice. The family continued walking through the market, they saw a contortionist doing his acrobatic thing. "I can do that, but I don’t want to.", replied the misfit son....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Jane Goodall: "The Monkey Lady"

- “Change happens by listening then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.” Jane Goodall is one of the few people to take a closer look at the intricate nature of chimpanzees. She was born in London, England in 1934. Her first interaction with chimpanzees started at an early age when she received a doll from her parents. She received many worried complaints from her friends' parents telling her that chimpanzees were dangerous and unpredictable. Jane fell in love with the creatures....   [tags: Intricate Nature of Chimpanzees, Monkeys]

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Life Lessons in The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs and The Third Wish by Joan Aiken

- Life Lessons in “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “The Third Wish” by Joan Aiken What would a typical person do if they had three wishes and knew that there would be a price that they would have to pay in order for them to fulfill their wishes. This is the question that overcomes the main characters, Mr. White and Mr. Peters, in the stories “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “The Third Wish” by Joan Aiken. In these two stories, two men were allowed to create three wishes each and had consequences that followed, therefore, they learned a valuable lesson about life....   [tags: Literary Analysis, W.W. Jacobs]

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The Use of Tension, Atmosphere and Conflict in The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

- The Use of Tension, Atmosphere and Conflict in The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs The author begins the story by setting the scene and describing the area in which the White's live. He describes the night as cold and wet, while inside the house the blinds are drawn and the fire is burning brightly. This is a good contrast, as the house seems to have a warm and safe atmosphere inside, even though the cottage is situated in a remote area of the country, with extremely unpleasant and harsh weather....   [tags: Papers]

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The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs, The Clubfooted Grocer by Sir Arthur

- The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs, The Clubfooted Grocer by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, The Red Room by H. G. Wells and The Signalman by Charles Dickens Analyse how the writers successfully use aspects of the supernatural to create dramatic tension in the short stories you have read. The nineteenth century was an era of general belief in ghosts and spirituality. This is what made gothic stories even more appealing and successful during this era – the fact that they would be seen as being realistic....   [tags: English Literature]

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Tension and Suspense in The Monkey's Paw by W.W.Jacobs and The Signalman by Charles Dickens

- Tension and Suspense in The Monkey's Paw by W.W.Jacobs and The Signalman by Charles Dickens In the 19th Century a new genre of book was introduced, this genre was known as short spooky stories. They were often published in magazines and short collections at the time. These stories used many techniques to help built up and keep the atmosphere of tension and suspense, two examples of these stories are The Signalman by Charles Dickens and The Monkey's Paw by W.W.Jacobs. These stories are written to involve the reader in the paranormal and unnatural....   [tags: Papers]

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The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs and The Black Veil by Charles Dickens

- The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs and The Black Veil by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was one of the most popular writers in the history of literature. He is most famous for his enormous collection of short stories, which contains 'The Black Veil', this was a reflection of his childhood and his observations of the world around him. W.W. Jacobs is a lesser-known author; he had a fascination with sinister and horrific themes, like many filmmakers today. His most famous short story is 'The Monkey's Paw'....   [tags: Papers]

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Summary of Rule of Three by W.W. Jacobs

- “Rule of Three” is a short story by the author W. W. Jacobs. The story contains a lengthy exposition that gradually introduces the setting and the main protagonist and the main antagonist. The setting is the White’s family home, in a small English town on a dark, story night to set the mood for the story’s suspense. By the end of Act 1, the exposition is over. When the exposition ends, the inciting incident begins. The inciting incident in “Rule of Three” occurs right after Sergeant Major Morris’ visit to the Whites....   [tags: paw, wishes, suspense]

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Think Monkeys, Gorillas And Humans

- Think monkeys, gorillas and humans. From our physical features to our societal structures, what don’t we have in common. It may seem strange, but the most controversial similarity between humans and apes has nothing to do with evolution. Its bananas. Every year almost 100 million metric tonnes of bananas are consumed globally and it generates billions of dollars as the fifth most traded agricultural commodity, so, there can be no dispute as to how humans feel about them (Fairtrade International)....   [tags: Banana, United Fruit Company]

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Jungle Monkeys

- The monkeys of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book are a very unique group of characters. They are viewed by the other animals of the jungle, or the Jungle People as they call themselves, as outcasts and outlaws. The most prominent chapter they occur in, “Kaa’s Hunting”, shows their lawless, shiftless, and uncivilized way of life. This image in itself does not give off any racist undertone. However, Disney’s adaption of The Jungle Book carries this view of the monkeys, while also giving them strong attributes that are commonly associated with African-Americans....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Brown Spider Monkeys

- Spider Monkeys, a type of New World monkey, are mostly found black in color but actually have several species colors including brown, red, golden and buff. Spider monkeys as a whole species live in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America and can be found as far north as Mexico. The brown spider monkey or variegated spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) is a critically endangered species of spider monkey from northern Colombia and north-western Venezuela. The taxonomic history of the brown spider monkey has been a bit confusing, as it have been sited to be either a subspecies of either the Geoffroy’s spider monkey and/or the White-fronted spider monkey....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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A Comparison of The Signalman by Charles Dickens, The Red Room by H.G. Wells and The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

- A Comparison of The Signalman by Charles Dickens, The Red Room by H.G. Wells and The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs Works Cited Missing All these stories were written in the Victorian era and ghost stories were popular. The reasons that ghost stories were popular was because people were learning to read and write, there was not much entertainment and people had a fascination of supernatural events....   [tags: Papers]

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Review Of ' Under The Lion 's Paw '

- Master of the Short Story In Under the Lion’s Paw, Hamlin Garland used lots of the elements necessary to develop the perfect short story as described by Kurt Vonnegut. First, the author gave the reader at least one person to root for; then, every character wants something; and finally, Hamlin Garland is not afraid to be sadistic so his reader can see what his characters are made of. Kurt Vonnegut believes that the author of a good short story needs to give his reader at least one person he or she can cheer for....   [tags: Short story, Short stories, Kurt Vonnegut]

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Why Monkeys Are Used Stone Tools For Thousands Of Years

- In the news article titled, “Monkeys in Brazil ‘have used stone tools for hundreds of years at least’” it illustrated the recent findings that monkeys might have influenced human resources. Based on studies and observations from University of Sao Paulo and Oxford of monkeys, specifically capuchins in Brazil, they have concluded that monkeys might have had some role in evolving human development. Through investigation, the team noticed that in order for monkeys to open cashew nuts they used stone tools, which they have learned to do from watching older monkeys....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Sociology]

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The Thrilling Fifth Album from the Arctic Monkeys

- ... They won’t look back at this album and say that it was their career’s highest point, (as we can expect far more albums just like this, or even better), but they will look back to the moment when they will be no longer defined by their genre. No longer known as an indie band, nor a rock band, but they will be known as artists. The focus on falsetto, the sexual jolt and the feather light touch seem to be all developments of their new album ‘AM’. Alex Turner’s exposure that he’s continuously on the edge during ‘’Do I wanna know?’’ is definitely enough on its own to warrant a parental advisory label....   [tags: popular rock bands]

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Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys

- Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys So begins Terry Gilliam’s 1994 film Twelve Monkeys, with what seems an absurd prediction from a man named James Cole who claims to have traveled from the future to gather information about—but not to stop—the near destruction of the human race. Is Cole a paranoid schizophrenic. Dr. Katherine Railly’s diagnosis seems reasonable from her perspective. She sees Cole regress into childish joy when he hears the music of his youth. She knows he is an extremely violent man, an inmate in what he claims to be his present and the murderer of a homeless man in Dr....   [tags: Virus God Papers]

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Patas Monkeys and Company

- Patas and Company A hip, hop, hibbety-hop, another quick jump, and the small yet very scared (LaRoe 84) monkey had gone from one tree to the next. With a fuzzy white stomach, small, pointy ears, and a “red hat” on top of his head, this was a renowned Patas monkey that lived in Kenya’s wild grasslands. The small monkey, with his big eyes wide open, searched around the neighbhoring trees for some nuts. He stretched his neck out as much as he could to look at every nook and cranny of the trees nearby, until he finally spotted a big juicy red nut (Woodland Zoo 1)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Harry Harlow’s Research on Maternal Comfort and Rhesus Monkeys

- Harry Harlow’s thorough research on the connection between maternal comfort and rhesus monkeys provides information and knowledge to the reader as an insight into our social and emotional development. In this article, Harlow uses experimental observation of mental and emotional associations of the affectionate ties between the child and the mother. As Harlow says, this is “an instinct incapable of analysis”. Many debates are still circulating concerning research among psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists....   [tags: Harry Harlow, maternal comfort, psychology, ]

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Zoos: The Importance of Animal Concervancy

- ... wolfi elegans. The Wolf’s guenon is typically a grayish color with a chestnut colored back, black arms, and slightly red legs. The whiskers are yellow with black specks and the ear tufts are white and yellow. However, the coloration differs for each subspecies and individual, making this animal a truly distinct and beautiful creature (The Primata, Wolf’s Monkey (Cercopithecus wolfi)). Similar to other Old World or African monkeys, the Wolf’s guenon has extra skin on its backside to cushion their rear while resting or sitting on hard tree branches....   [tags: monkeys in africa, guenon]

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Monkeys Don't Like Wearing Makeup: Animal Testing In The Cosmetics Industry

- An argument people have who are for animal testing in the cosmetics industry is that it helps humans survive and avoid suffering from poorly tested cosmetics. But if people are not to be subjected to these testing and experimentation methods, why are animals. Animal experimentation has been around since the early 3rd century BCE. Back then doctors would cut open and examine the insides of animals before then doing the same to humans (beauty sparkle). The animals frequently used are rodents, dogs, cats, monkeys, even fish and sheep (Beck)....   [tags: Neurological Symptoms, Human DNA]

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Marburg Virus: The First Documented Outbreak of Fever

- Marburg Virus The first documented outbreak of hemorrhagic fever virus caused by a filovirus was associated with wild-caught African green monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops, formerly Cercopithecus aethiops) that were imported from Uganda to Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and to Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1967. During the course of the zoonotic outbreak, 31 animal staff and laboratory workers in direct contact with the blood or tissue from the recently imported monkeys became infected with the newly identified MBGV, and seven died....   [tags: virology, green monkeys]

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Lack of Hand Preference in Wild Hanuman Langurs

- Lack of Hand Preference in Wild Hanuman Langurs (Presbytis Entellus) is a study that investigates handedness of different tasks across a natural population of Hanuman langurs. Manual specialization is the best indicator of the strong hemispherical lateralization the Hominidae are known for, clearly demonstrated by Homo sapiens who exhibit 90% right handedness. Researchers wanted to test whether the Hanuman langur demonstrated preference for either hand. They hypothesized that Hanuman langurs preferred their right hand during their completion of daily tasks....   [tags: old world monkeys]

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Brain Cells that Read Minds

- ... This article relates to Chapter 8, How Cells reproduces. Cells are Cells are the smallest structural and functional units of living organisms (life). Cells were discovered in 1665 by Robert Hooke another scientist in 1833 Robert Brown discovered and named the nucleus in a cell. The article reaches out to the different researches and professors on how the cells work in the Brain. The Brain is a unique organism. This course does provide background information to help any many ways understanding the article and the larger issues surrounding it....   [tags: monkeys, neurons, research]

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Summer Of The Monkeys: Jay Berry And His Conflicts

- Summer of the Monkeys: Jay Berry and His Conflicts OUTLINE Topic: Jay Berry Purpose: To identify the nature of the force of the conflict which Jay Berry encounters, and indicate how they help or hinder Jay Berry the protagonist in Wilson Rawls novel Summer of the Monkeys Thesis: Before Jay Berry succeeds his goal he encounters many conflicts that both hinder and help him through his amazing adventure. I. Inner Forces A. Help- personality traits 1....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gothic Genre: The Red Room versus The Monkey's Paw

- The Red Room was written in the late 19th century by H.G Wells. During this time the gothic genre was incredibly popular with every type of person as it was a great form of entertainment due to the fact they didn't have a television or a computer back then. The gothic genre started becoming most popular in 1837 and continuing untill 1901 during the Victorian period, they appeared in magazines as short,cliffhanger ending,eerie stories. The most famous examples of gothic stories are "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelly and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker which most people have heard of....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Hierarchy in Under the Lion’s Paw by Halim Garland

- The social hierarchy is something that is hard to escape wherever you are, but our society has made it almost impossible to ignore no matter how old you are or how good of a family you come from. In Hamlin Garland’s short story, “Under the Lion’s Paw,” there is a slew of social hierarchy and power for wealthiest man in the story; while the poor man is just looked at as nothing. This happens in our society everyday and it can hurt the people under ridicule so much, surprisingly nothing is ever done to fix it....   [tags: money, rank, lower middle-class]

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The Advantages of Color Vision

- ... More studies were conducted by Linda Fedigan to find out the survival rate of infants whose mother had either trichromatic or dichromatic vision. The lifespan they took into account were the two years after birth, which was the period the infants were weaned. Color vision seemed to play no role in determining which infant got to live longer. Surprisingly, the same conclusion was made for post weaning females. Fedigan calculated the lifespan of the trichromatic females to be 11.99 years while the dichromatic females lived to be 11.46 years of age (6)....   [tags: primates, new and old world monkeys]

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Brugel´s Paintings as Analized by Perez Zagorin´ in Szymborska’s two monkeys: The Stammering Poet and The Chain of Signs.

- Perez Zagorin provides those backgrounds in his article, Szymborska’s two monkeys: The Stammering Poet and The Chain of Signs. He said that even though Bruegel is well known as one of the greatest artist in Netherlands and Northern Renaissance sixteenth centuries, he has no apparent records of his birth and educational backgrounds (Zagorin 73). While a number of scholars suggest religious and biblical themes for his paintings, there have been numerous contradictions and disagreements on his paintings....   [tags: Netherlands, Painter, Themes]

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The Age Of 3 : I Lost My Parents

- At the age of 3, I lost my parents. Everything before the age of 5 is a blur so it didn’t have much of an impact on me. I’m still the same person I would have been if my parents hadn’t died-- or so I thought. For the rest of my life I looked for somebody to love me and pay attention to me. At the age of 15 I had a mid-life crisis. I fell in love with a man 10 years older than me. I thought that being with him would make me the happiest woman, but I was young, stupid and completely wrong. When I was 9, my older sister, Julieann, turned 18 and was granted full custody of me....   [tags: Wish, The Monkey's Paw, 2009 singles, 2006 albums]

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A Satire of Life as Performed by Monkeys

- He was a visionary, an artist, an illusionist like no other: William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, a master at his craft, believed that “all the world’s a stage”; Ralph Ellison seems to agree. Ellison crafts a world in which the narrator of the Invisible Man learns through his experiences with performances and exile that true power can only be wielded by people uninhibited by the strict routines of society. The narrator is completely powerless and exiled from freedom in the theatre called school. He is the pride of the young black boys, bright and college-bound....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Exploring How Genre and Narrative Features Create Meaning and Generate Audience Response in Twelve Monkeys

- Exploring How Genre and Narrative Features Create Meaning and Generate Audience Response in Twelve Monkeys 'Twelve Monkeys' was directed by Terry Gilliam and released in 1995. Gilliam has written and directed many films including 'Jabberwocky' and the hit 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas', which starred many major actors, including Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Tobey Maguire. 'Fear and Loathing' follows a journalist and his lawyer as they embark on a drug-fuelled search for the "American dream"....   [tags: Papers]

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This essay will consider four of this type of story, by short story

- This essay will consider four of this type of story, by short story writers of the period; Dickens’ The Signal Man, The Monkeys Paw’ by W W Jacobs, H G Wells The Red Room and The Dream Woman by Wilkie Collins. LOOKING AT THE ATTUTUDES OF THE PERIOD, EXAMINE HOW A RANGE OF 19TH CENTURY WRITERS CREATE MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE IN THEIR SHORT SHORIES The rise in popularity of magazines in Victorian times and the era’s fascination in the unknown and supernatural led to immense interest in the short story genre....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Monkey Garden

- The Monkey Garden The Monkey Garden by Sandra Cisneros tells the story of a young girl’s loss of childhood innocence. The story is narrated by a mature woman remembering her initiation into adolescence through the images and events that occurred in an unused neighborhood lot. She is not ready to mature into adolescence and uses her imagination to transform the lot into a fantasy garden--a place where she can hide from the adult world. The garden is the vehicle in which the narrator reveals her reluctance to leave behind the imaginary world of childhood and see the realities of the adult world....   [tags: Monkey]

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"12 Monkeys" and Society's Perception of Drugs

- Illegal Drugs vs. Psych Ward Drugs The definition of drugs ranges from supposedly positive to automatically classified as negative. But who is to say which drug is bad and which drug is considered good. In the movie entitled "12 Angry Men" the director Terry Gilliam used this film to bring about an idea that I had to rethink. This movie was released on the 27 of December in 1995, this movie's genre is often questionable but for the most part it is an Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi. The two characters that the drugs affected the most were the main character James Cole played by Bruce Willis and another important character Jeffrey played by Brad Pit....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Please Don't Feed the Monkeys- Creative Writing

- As I stare out of my cell at the keepers doing their rounds, I wonder for the hundredth time or so what would have happened if I had not left my home for a walk that morning six months ago. I would not have been kidnapped, never to see my family again, I would never have been thrown into this cell, three walls of which are bars a finger’s thickness and two finger’s width apart. I would be free to go where I want walk ; jump, run instead of being taken for “walks” in the cement, high walled courtyard two times a day to “stretch my legs”....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Magical Realism and the Sublime in The Monkey

- Magical Realism and the Sublime in The Monkey       "The Monkey" is a short story written by Isak Dinesen. The story was published in 1934. "The Monkey" is a form of gothic sublime. In this story, I encountered many elements that related to magical realism as well as the sublime.   "The Monkey" has many magical elements. The beginning of the story mentioned a purple-eyed young fallow deer (109). The element appears to me as being a magical element rather than an element of the sublime. Another magical element was the tortoise being more than one hundred years old (109)....   [tags: Monkey Essays]

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Monkey, the Novel

- Monkey, the Novel                   Monkey is created by the author as an individual entity that resembles the characteristic of an ordinary human being. It is quite obvious that the audience would better understand the idea hidden in the literature if the characteristics of the protagonist are closely related to those of the reader. In Monkey , the author carefully parallels the traits of Monkey to the lives of human beings. Then why does the author portray so much resemblance between Monkey and human....   [tags: parallels Monkey humans]

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Relationship between Sublime and Magical Realism Explored in The Monkey

- Relationship between Sublime and Magical Realism Explored in The Monkey      From the beginning of The Monkey, a short story located within Isak Dinesen's anthology Seven Gothic Tales, the reader is taken back to a “storytime” world he or she may remember from childhood. Dinesen's 1934 example of what has been identified as the "Gothic Sublime" sets the stage for analysis of its relationship to other types of literature. What constitutes Sublime literature. More importantly, how may sublime literature relate to Magical Realist literature....   [tags: Monkey Essays]

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The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Law breaking Heroes

- The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Law breaking Heroes Everyone knows that breaking the law is bad and anybody who does is a criminal, but Edward Abbey author of The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975), puts a twist on those thoughts. The Monkey Wrench Gang is an adventurous novel about a gang of environmentalists who set out to destroy bulldozers, bridges, cars, trains, signs or anything that is destroying their beautiful country, the American southwest. Through characterization and description Edward Abbey glorifies the art of law breaking and leaves his readers rooting for his heroic criminals....   [tags: Monkey Wrench Gang]

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Character Development in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang

- Character Development in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang   Search and Rescue, Utah State Police, and Bishops of the Church of Latter-Day Saints chase a group of bridge destroying, billboard burning, bulldozer mutilating eco-terrorists through the desert of the Southwest. The group known as the Monkey Wrench Gang consists of four very different characters: Seldom Seen Smith, also known as Joseph Smith, George Washington Hayduke, Doctor A. K. Sarvis, and Bonnie Abbzug. Each character has his own opinion of why nature needs to be saved....   [tags: Monkey Wrench Gang Essays]

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Government's Restriction of Free Will Depicted in Kurt Vonnegut's "2BR02B", "Welcome to the Monkey House", and "Harrison Bergeron"

- Many books, novels, and stories have been written about the U.S. government and the ways that it runs the country. Some of these books are praising, and some are very critical. Kurt Vonnegut is an author that does both simultaneously. Kurt Vonnegut's "2BR02B", "Welcome to the Monkey House", and "Harrison Bergeron" depict Vonnegut's view of the future through the central theme of a supreme government that restricts free will. Each of these stories have great examples of this theme, and he shows his view of the future of the United States through them in all entirety....   [tags: 2BR02B, Welcome to the Monkey House, Harrison Berg]

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"The Monkey's Paw": A Freudian Perspective

- If "The Monkey's Paw" is uncanny or not is a topic quite debatable, mainly because of the role the reader has in determining the uncertain events which appear in the story. Anyhow, if the story is read according to Freud's point of view of what the uncanny is, the reader can surely state that "The Monkey's Paw" is an uncanny story. There are many elements that are stated in Freud's conception which can be implicitly related to the story, such as the fact of coincidence. But first of all, it is important to clarify what Freud meant by "uncanny" and how this concept is applicable to the story....   [tags: American Literature]

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Monkey See Monkey Do

- Monkey See Monkey Do Blood splattered as I threw a punch to his stomach. His scream is impossible to be heard, for that I had made sure of. As he shakily gets up to his feet, begging me to stop, to stop torturing him without a cause, my attention strikes into his eyes. Within a heartbeat I start to shiver as goose bumps invade my skin for I have seen myself within his innocent eyes, for I have been in this kid’s shoes. This, this kid that I am causing harm to was once me......   [tags: abuse, bullying, child abuse, children]

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

- ... She mentions another case where people took a scene from a movie called Natural Born Killers, which is known for having the most crimes being committed inspired by a movie. In this case, a boyfriend and girlfriend who murdered a man of the name Bill Savage. They were said to have watched the movie repeatedly and then went on a killing spree. Although they viewed the video multiple times, there must have been some sort of mental sickness for the two teenagers to commit an act like this. It will never be proven that the movie was truly responsible but you have to wonder, if the movie weren’t made, would Bill Savage be dead right now....   [tags: exposure to violence in media today]

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The Brown Spider Monkey

- ... Brown spider monkeys reside mainly in the high canopy of the rainforests though they can also be found in the middle and lower strata. To travel the brown spider monkey hangs, swinging from branch to branch, rather than walking or running on all fours. The brown spider monkey is very well adapted and important to life in the evergreen rainforest. Brown spider monkeys feed on a variety of fruits, leaves, and flowers and play a significant role in dispersing seeds throughout the rainforest ecosystem....   [tags: habitat, predators, ateles]

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Monkey and the Fortune Teller

- Deep in the Amazon Rainforest there was a land called Monos. Translated into English it means “Land of the Monkeys.” This territory was like any other; it consisted of the rich, poor, rulers, criminals, and ordinary citizens. This area was rich in resources. The water was pure, the dirt was clean and most importantly, and the vegetation was vast. Some of the monkeys took advantage of these large quantities of resources. One man who took benefited from these resources was Bob. Bob was the owner of Monos Tree Cutting Business....   [tags: short story]

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