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1 MUSIC CONNECTION LISTEN TO SONG ENTITLED, “THE MONKEY’S PAW.”

2 TOPIC: COMPARE THE THEME IN THE STORY TO THE THEME IN THE SONG.

3 ReviewReview Presentation on “How to Answer A Discussion Question”

4 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.”

5 “Brainstorm” YOUR IDEAS

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

7 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story “I know a man he lost his head/He said: The way I feel I'd be better off dead.” "Don't you think you might wish for four pairs of hands for me?" They laughed when “the sergeant-major, with a look of alarm on his face, caught him by the arm” and says, “If you must wish…wish for something sensible.” Common Elements Words are very important –Choose them carefully!

8 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story “I got everything I ever wanted” Mr. White says, “It seems to me I’ve got all I want.” Wishing when they already have everything they need! Common Elements Wishing when they already have everything they need!

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

10 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story

11 Follow these steps when answering discussion questions:

12 Step 1: Mention the author and title of the story. W.W. Jacobs’ short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,”

13 Step 2: Include part of the question or topic. has a comparable theme to Laurie Anderson’s song, “Monkey’s Paw.”

14 Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic. Both pieces deal with interfering with fate and being careful for what one wishes. W.W. Jacobs’ short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” has a comparable theme to Laurie Anderson’s song, “Monkey’s Paw.”

15 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story Trying to Control Destiny Common Elements Words are very important –Choose them carefully! NOW WHAT? We need examples, details, quotations, etc…

16 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story “Nature's got rules and Nature's got laws/And if you cross her look out!” An old fakir “wanted to show that fate ruled people's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow.” Trying to Control Destiny Common Elements Words are very important –Choose them carefully! "Don't you think you might wish for four pairs of hands for me?" They laughed when “the sergeant-major, with a look of alarm on his face, caught him by the arm” and says, “If you must wish…wish for something sensible.” “I know a man he lost his head/He said: The way I feel I'd be better off dead.”

17 Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic. Both pieces deal with interfering with fate and being careful for what one wishes. In Similarly, the song also warns, “Nature’s got rules and Nature’s got laws/And if you cross her look out!” 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.”

18 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.” 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.” Mrs. White undoubtedly would not really want four hands!

19 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story Wishing when they already have everything they need! Common Elements NOW WHAT? Wishing for bizarre and/or unnecessary things. We need examples, details, quotations, etc…

20 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story “I got everything I ever wanted” Mr. White says, “It seems to me I’ve got all I want.” Wishing when they already have everything they need! Common Elements Wishing for bizarre and/or unnecessary things. Mr White says, "I wish for two hundred pounds." “I want stereo FM installed in my teeth/And take this mole off my back/ and put it on my cheek.”

21 Step 3: Answer or address the question or topic. The two pieces share the fact that people wish for things even though 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. they both admit they have everything they need.

22 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.

23 Showing Possession Quotations Around the Name of the Short Story and Song Writing in the Present Tense Avoiding Run-On Sentences Other Important Elements of Your Answer:

24 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!”

25 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.”

26 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.

27 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.

28 Venn Diagram The SongThe Story Name: _________________________


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