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Unformatted text preview: Nayef Jaber Jaber,1 Period 2 November 11, 2010 Mrs. Holcombe Compare and Contrast Essay Things don't always work out the way that you want it to. Both Tom Benecke and Prince Prospero find this out in the end. In the short stories, The Contents of a Dead Man's Pockets, by Jack Finny and, The Masque of Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe use similar but different themes and irony to show this. The theme is important to any story because it is what the writer expects you to learn from this story. As he saw the yellow paper sail out into the night and out of his life, Tom Benecke burst into laughter and then closed the door behind him, this shows that even though the yellow paper was his life in the beginning of the story he didn't care about it in the end. This showed that after his near death experience he stopped putting his work first. This theme relates to Masque of Red Death because the Prince didn't really get what he wanted in the end of the story. And now was acknowledged the Prince didn't really get what he wanted in the end of the story....
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