How does the monkey's paw change the relationship between the husband and wife?
In the story, "The Monkey’s Paw," by W. W. Jacobs, the relationship between the mother and father begins as very genial. The father is rather blustery, but the mother and son joke about it in a kind way, with twinkling eyes. When the monkey’s paw is introduced into the plot, the relationship begins to change. This change escalates when the mother and father get the news about their son’s death. The husband tries to convince himself it was just a coincidence, but the mother is more believing. She finds the situation so believable in fact, that she begs the husband to use the monkey’s paw to bring the son back to life. When he refuses, she becomes angry, irrational, and mean toward the father. His fear of her mental state convinces him to make the wish, but his fear of the unknown forces him to break her heart and wish away the knock at the door