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Aladdin vs. Monkey’s Paw. “Monkey’s Paw” by: W. W. Jacobs “Aladdin” by: Disney Productions. Links to other pages. Introduction for compare/contrast.

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Aladdin vs monkey s paw

Aladdin vs. Monkey’s Paw

“Monkey’s Paw” by: W. W. Jacobs

“Aladdin” by: Disney Productions

Introduction for compare contrast
Introduction for compare/contrast

A lot of people wonder what it would be like to have three wishes that granted you anything. Just to see what would happen if you tried to wish on anything. But the wishes outcomes are not what they seem. In the movie Aladdin by “Disney” and “Monkey’s Paw” a short story by W.W.Jacobs the main characters have the power to be granted three wishes. These two stories are about making wishes that have some good outcomes and bad outcomes. They both make wishes on something and they lead to bad outcomes. At the end of both stories both of the characters learn a good lesson not to put their family or there life at stake.

Comparing wishes
Comparing wishes

  • Equally, theses stories have three wishes

  • Someone or something creating wishes.

  • In the stories they have at least one greedy wish

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Contrasting wishes
Contrasting wishes

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Mr. White

  • Aladdin’s wishes are…

  • To be a prince

    • So he can wed jasmine

  • For his life to be kept

    • he was drowning

  • For the genie to be free

    • Aladdin promised him

  • Mr. White’s wishes are…

  • For five hundred dollars

  • just so they see if it works

  • For Herbert to arise from the dead

    • His wife demanded him

  • For Herbert to die again

  • (“don’t let that thing in” said Mr. White)

The outcome of the wishes
The outcome of the wishes


Mr. White

  • first wish- Aladdin first wish led to him to be handsome prince and win the heart of the princess.

  • Second wish- Surprisingly Aladdin's second wish led for his life to be saved when he was tossed in a lake.

  • Third wish- The last wish the did was to set the genie free and the genie got to go live his life.

  • First wish- Mr. White’s first wish led for his son to be crushed after wishing for $500.00

  • Second wish- For some reason Mrs. White wanted her son to be alive so she wished for it back to life.

  • Third wish- Mr. White last wish led for his son to be dead again right after his wife for him to be back alive because his son might look all deformed.

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Aladdin s main character
“Aladdin’s” Main Character

  • “Aladdin’s” main character is of course Aladdin

  • He is a young man who lives in the allies of Agraba

  • He is tricked by Jafar, who is cleverly disguised as an old man, to go retrieve a magic lamp that changes his life

  • He ends up with an outgoing genie that will grant him three wishes

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Monkey s paw main character
“Monkey’s Paw” Main Character

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  • “Monkey’s Paw” main character is Mr. White

  • He lives in an old house unlike Aladdin

  • He has a loving wife and one child named Herbert

  • That all changes when his friend, Sergeant Morris, tell him about a monkey’s paw and how it can grant him three wishes

Contrasting the main characters
Contrasting the Main Characters


Mr. White

  • Lives on the streets

  • Was not as greedy as Mr. White

  • He finds the lamp in the Cave of Wonders

  • Two wishes were for himself

  • One was for somebody else

  • Lives in a dark house

  • Used wishes for greed

  • In the text it states “ I wish for five hundred dollars”

  • He receives the Paw from Sgt. Morris

Comparing the main characters
Comparing the Main Characters

  • Both receive a talisman ( a magical object)

  • Both find out about the talisman from somebody

  • Aladdin finds out from Jafar

  • Mr. White finds out from Sgt. Morris

  • Both use at least one wish for themselves