Tom Laughs when the paper goes outside the window again
Reading this in English calss well i read it already
Family comes before work
The theme of this story is a very old one and can be succinctly stated with an allusion to the New Testament: "What does it profit a man to gain the world but to lose his soul." Tom is obsessed with "getting ahead" to the point of almost losing his life. In addition there is a secondary theme of fate in the affairs of man (what will be will be). This is implied by the loss of the paper at the end of the story to the whims of nature.
On the surface the tone is factual and neutral. On closer inspection, Finney is sympathetic towards Tom.
Instead of going out to the movies with his wife, Tim Benecke decides to stay home and work on a memo for work... Something that will get him a raise and for people to be able to distinguish himself in the company. The paper suddenly flies out of his window and he decides to try and get it. He climbs out the window but when he gets a grip of the paper he looks down and gets paralyzed with fear. He realizes that his life was a waste and that he hasn't been spending much time with his wife. When he gets back in, he places the paper on his desk and decides to go out with his wife. He looks back and sees that same paper fly out again. The irony is- he did so much to get that piece of paper and in the end, it flies out again.
the narrative hook or inciting force (there are the same thing) in the story "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" is when the paper with all his notes fly out the window.
Tom Benecke and his wife but she isn't mentioned much in the story. Tom is the main character.
1 When Tom Benecke opened his wnidow, a big gust of wind is created.
Effect: The yelllow paper flies out of the window into the dark of the night.
2 He reached down to get the paper and looked between his legs.
Effect: He started to tremble because he was scared and he was cold.
an example of filipino short story is "my brother's peculiar chicken" written by Alejandro R. Roces it's about a kid's chicken and their arguing if it is a hen or a rooster.
situational irony :)
Tom begins to worry when his yellow sheet of all of his ideas flies out of the window.
He chooses to stay at home to work on some store advertisements instead of going out with his wife to the movies. He decides to stay home and finish store advertisements instead of going to the movies with his wife.
tabatha was found in the dead man's pocket
Don't take people in your life for granted and relationships are more important than work.
What does the title contents of the dead man's pocket mean?
27 years ago i was a happy person until the beach became cold so i became sad.
by making it seem like Tom is out on the ledge way longer then he really is. like it seems like hours but it has only been 8 hours since his wife left.
"Contents of a dead man's pocket" is a metaphor for your life achivements. if you were known for the contents of you pocket, what would you known for?
While Tom was on the ledge of the building, he had a flash-forward where he imagined what would happen if he fell off the ledge. He imagined that the police would put together a file and in it will say, "Contents of the dead man's pocket, one sheet of paper bearing pencil notations - incomprehensible".
The setting of the story is Tom's eleventh story apartment on Lexington Avenue.
Most people recognize Poe by his famous poem, "The Raven". Others may have read one of his more popular dark and creepy tales like, "The Fall of the House of Usher" or "The Tell-tale Heart". Poe wrote quite a few gothic stories about murder, revenge, torture, the plague, being buried alive, and insanity. Many modern books and movies have "borrowed" ideas from Poe. Some of Poe's stories were not well accepted in his day because people were just not ready for them- they were too scary.
Probably "the Pit and the Pendulum."
The most famous Poe short story in his lifetime was 'The Gold-Bug.'
when tom decides to go find his wife at the movie,which shows that he has become less self-centered and more aware of his wife feelings.