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The Monkey’s Paw Compare & Contrast Assignment

Directions: Today you will be watching the 2011 film version of The Monkey’s Paw directed by Ricky Lewis. The film and the short story are similar, but there are some critical differences. As, you watch the video, use the chart below to keep track of those differences. Write your notes on the “Video” side of the page. Keep your notes short; they are there to remind you what happened in the story. There is no need to write in complete sentences yet. When we have finished viewing the video, go to the “Short Story” side of the page. For each scene you wrote about, jot down how it was different than the Short Story.

|Video |Short Story |
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Once we have finished viewing the video, you will use these notes to write a well developed essay where you compare and contrast the video and the short story.