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Journal Question. If you could have anything in the world that you wished for, what would it be? Why? Now, carefully consider and explain any ways that your wish could “backfire.” Explain how the following wishes—if they came true—could “backfire” on someone?

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Journal question

Journal Question

  • If you could have anything in the world that you wished for, what would it be? Why? Now, carefully consider and explain any ways that your wish could “backfire.”

  • Explain how the following wishes—if they came true—could “backfire” on someone?

    • Be the richest person in the world

    • Live forever

    • Marry the most beautiful/handsome girl/guy


By w w jacobs

"The Monkey's Paw"

By W. W. Jacobs


Background to story

Background to Story

  • 1900s – 1940s Economic depression and World War I & II

  • Much macabre writing & fantasy writing

  • Many short stories published


About the author

About the Author

  • W.W. Jacobs

    • 1863-1943

    • British

    • Wrote many short stories that were about scary, creepy subjects to entertain people


Story info

Story Info.

  • A family is at home relaxing one night

  • A friend of the father comes to visit

  • He tales a scary story about an object (shriveled paw of a monkey) that can grant someone 3 wishes

  • Warns the family NOT to use it…

    • “Be careful what you wish for. It just might come true!”

  • The family learns this lesson the hard way.


Terms to focus on as we read

Terms to Focus on As We Read

  • Highlight the following on your Terms handout

  • Foreshadowing

  • Setting

  • Mood/atmosphere


Today s agenda

TODAY’S AGENDA

  • Preread—page 168

  • Read the questions—page 178

    • 1a, 1b 2a, 2b 3a, 3b 4a, 4b, & 5 b

  • Read the Understanding Literature Questions

  • Listen to the story & read along… take notes on each page

  • Start the questions today; complete the questions Monday in class


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