Homework Help

what are 6 details that demonstrate suspense in the monkeys paw?

ozzieddt's profile pic

Posted via web

dislike 1 like

what are 6 details that demonstrate suspense in the monkeys paw?

1 Answer | Add Yours

renelane's profile pic

Posted (Answer #1)

dislike 0 like

Suspense is created with foreshadowing in the chess game at the White's house. Mr. White puts his king in unnecessary danger-and realizes " a fatal mistake after it was too late". The atmosphere of the White's home becomes tense after Mr. White wishes on the paw. The wind picks up, and the people become unusually subdued. The suspense of not knowing what the first two wishes of  the original owner were, or the outcome of Morris's wishes amplify the dreaded mystery of the power of the paw.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes