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Comparing The Landlady And The Monkey's Paw

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In the two stories, "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl and, "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W Jacobs, there are similarities and differences. During the reading of the two it is possible to see things that can relate to both stories, but one can also see things that are completely different. Even without delving deeper into the plot it is possible to see things that can relate to both. Comparing and contrasting the setting, characters (the landlady and Mrs. White to be specific), and the mood was fascinating because both were written so well. First off, comparing the two was quite simple because they are both set between the 1960's to the 1970's, although the monkey's paw is set in the woods, the White's house, and mostly at night, the landlady was set …show more content…
The settings are different because the landlady is set in a town called Bath, yet the monkey's paw is basically set in the middle of nowhere. In the monkey's paw we barely ever see anything other than the woods and their house but in the landlady we get to see some of the town of Bath. Mrs. White was quiet at the beginning of the story, kind of letting her husband do most of the talking, but the landlady was very forward with Billy. In the story its says that it was almost as if The landlady had been waiting for him by the door. Mrs. White has a husband and a son, while the landlady just had Mulhulond and Temple. We get to see Mrs white in a state of normalcy at the beginning but with the landlady we only really see her after whatever made her want to stuff people happened. The moods are different because, yes while both of them start and end with the same mood, throughout there are a few differences. While the landlady is talking to Billy about the guest book, and he realizes that he knows the names from somewhere, we see some mysterious elements come to light. The Monkey's Paw is hopeful at the start because after they wish for the 200 pounds the reader is leaning towards wanting them to get the

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