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  • The Monkey's Paw
    The author does not spell out Mr. White's third and last wish, but the reader can easily imagine what the old man wished for. He wished for the knocking to stop and for the knocker to go away...

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    The setting of a story consists of the location and description of the place where the action takes place. It also serves as the backdrop that determines the tone and atmosphere of the situation....

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    The type of mood that is establish at the beginning of the story is dark, foreboding, and fearful. The small details of the story establish the mood. According to the first paragraph it is dark,...

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    Herbert sees images in the fire that change his mind about the paw. One stormy night the White family is playing chess in their isolated house when a stranger shows up. He is actually...

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    In the beginning of W. W. Jacobs' short story "The Monkey's Paw," Mrs. White undergoes a series of different emotions in response to the paw.Her first emotion is one of disgust. When Sergeant-Major...

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    There is more than one universal truth to "The Monkey's Paw." In fact, for a story that is so brief and cheesy, there is a surprising amount of deep and yes, universal truth to the story. The first...

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    Mr. White has trouble making a wish on the monkey's paw because: ‘I don’t know what to wish for and that’s a fact,’ he said slowly. ‘It seems to me I’ve got all I want.’ His son...

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    In W. W. Jacobs's short story "The Monkey's Paw," the narrator describes Sergeant-Major Morris's blotchy face as turning white when he replies, "I have," to Herbert's question why he doesn't ask...

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    The whole context will clearly answer the question for you. Here is the dialogue, which takes place in the beginning of the short story. ‘Listen to the wind,’ said Mr white. He had made a...

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    Herbert's general attitude towards life is youthful, irreverent, playful, and optimistic. He is always joking, and he makes jokes after his father obtains the monkey's paw. When Mr. White voices...

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    There are many examples of foreshadowing in the short story, "The Monkey's Paw." Let me offer two of these. First, in the beginning of the story, Mr. White and his son, Herbert, are playing chess....

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    The first way that suspense is created, particularly by Sergeant Morris, is that he only tells a part of the story. He informs his audience that the first man who used his three wishes with the...

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    Herbert probably would have gotten killed at work even if his father had not made a wish for two hundred pounds, or for any amount of money. However, there is a strong connection between the...

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    In W. W. Jacob's short story "The Monkey's Paw," Sergeant-Major Morri's story of the paw indicates that the paw interprets wish requests very literally, without any breaches in logic or of the...

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    The opening lines of "The Monkey's Paw" establishes a mood of impending trouble because the little home is so isolated that the family is unprotected from any sort of trouble that could happen. But...

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    The compensation that the company was willing to pay for the death of Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. White's son, was two hundred pounds. The significance of this amount is that it is exactly what Mr. White...

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    Since Sergeant-Major Morris did not get the monkey's paw directly from the Indian fakir (or holy man), he does not have to be too specific about why the fakir wanted to do what he did. This is...

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    By telling the story from the third-person limited point of view, Jacobs is able to allow the characters to keep their internal thoughts to themselves. In doing so, he allows the reader to create...

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    Let me start with some background information. We don't know too much about Mr. White in the story. For example, we don't know his occupation or his hobbies. Here is what we do know. He is playing...

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    In my opinion, the ending of the short story was predictable. When Sergeant Major Morris gave the monkey's paw to Mr. White, the reader could intuit that something bad was going to happen. Morris...

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    The visitor's explanation of the supposed magical powers of the monkey's paw is very brief. He says virtually everything he knows about it in one paragraph of dialogue. "It had a spell put on it...

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    In the introduction of W.W. Jacob's short story "The Monkey's Paw," the reader is presented with an image of a wet and blustery night out of doors, but attention is immediately drawn to the...

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    In the short story "The Monkey's Paw," setting is one aspect author W. W. Jacobs uses to create a dark and dreary mood that foreshadows impending doom. The story is set during a stormy night, as we...

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    The knocking begins very softly. At the foot of the stairs the match went out, and he paused to strike another; and at the same moment a knock, so quiet and stealthy as to be scarcely audible,...

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    It is best to start with the text: "Hark at the wind," said Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late, was amiably desirous of preventing his son from seeing it. "I'm...

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    A fakir is a holy man. A fakir is a holy man who is actually part of the Hindu or Muslim religion. They were mystics who supposedly had magical powers, and sometimes exhibited them by doing...

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    "The Monkey's Paw" exemplifies the old adage, "Be careful what you ask for." The Whites take the paw from the sergeant, but they fail to heed his warnings, and Mr. White rashly makes a wish that...

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    There are many fateful decisions in "The Monkey's Paw." However, the most fateful decision, at least when it comes to Mr. White, is when he pulled out the paw from the fire. As Sergeant Major...

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    This is a good question, because Sergeant Major Morris is an ambiguous figure. In the words, we cannot tell whether he is a good or sinister man. As for a description, there is not much. What we...

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    The "Monkey's Paw," is a short story about the age-old warning about greed and wishing. In other words, the story underlines the point about being careful about what you wish, because you might...

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    The first lines of the story set the stage. It was night; it was also cold and wet. Here are the first words: Outside, the night was cold and wet but a fire burned brightly in the small living...

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    Context is important to know what these words mean. Sergeant major Morris came back from India and told the Whites about a tale of a monkey's paw, which he obtained while he was there. He also...

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    This is a great question. The universal conflict in "The Monkey's Paw" is the propensity in all of our hearts to wish for things that we do not have. To put it another way, the moral of the story...

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    Sergeant Major-Morris, a guest in the White household, after he had reluctantly procured the monkey's paw, on an enquiry about its special powers by Mr White, tells his hosts the following: "It...

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    Dark tone, use of imagery to portray this: "Without, the night was cold and wet..." "'Hark at the wind,' said Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late..." This refers to...

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    The short story, "The Monkey's Paw," is about the dangers of trying to tamper with fate. This theme is introduced in the beginning of the story. Sergeant Major Morris, Mr. White's friend, comes...

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    This is an excellent question. It is no coincidence that Mr. White and Hebert are playing chess at the beginning of the story. It is also no coincidence that Mr. White made a serious mistake....

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    It is best to start with the words of Sergeant Major Morris. Here is what he says about what the fakir said. ‘An old fakir put a spell on it. He was a very holy man and he wanted to show that...

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    In Part III when Mrs. White insists on her husband's wishing for Herbert to come back to them, he tries his best to talk her out of it. But she is adamant. She cannot make the wish herself because...

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    There is certainly a great deal of evidence in W. W. Jacob's short story "The Monkey's Paw" to show the reader that both Mr. and Mrs. White have come to believe Sergeant-Major Morris's legend about...

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    In "The Monkey's Paw" the condition of the house changes as a result of the events that unfold. When the family is happy and sharing together, the place is described as "cheerful", "bright", and...

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    The main purpose of the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw” is to explore the dangers of wishing. In the short story, Sergeant-Major Morris gives what seems like a fanciful tale about a magical...

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    As a pastime that involves strategy, risk and surprise, the game of chess mirrors life in those very aspects. Those who love the effervescence of risk often put themselves willingly in dangerous...

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    In W. W. Jacobs's paranormal short story "The Monkey's Paw," one of the first reactions when a monkey's paw is mentioned is idle curiosity, as expressed by Mrs. White when she asks, "Monkey's paw?"...

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    One example of the theme of there being no shortcuts in life in the attainment of goals is the first wish that Mr. White makes for £200, the amount needed to "clear the house" (pay off the...

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    This is a great question. Sergeant Major Morris is not one of the main characters, but he is essential to the plot, as he is the one with the tale of the monkey's paw as well as the paw itself. I...

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    The character Sergeant-Major Morris brought the monkey's paw back with him after a tour in India: "I'd like to go to India myself," said the old man, "just to look round a bit, you know." "Better...

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    "The Monkey's Paw" is a short story set in the early 1900s in London. In the story Sergeant-Major Morris brings the paw back from a tour in India and shows it off to his friend Mr. White. The...

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    What makes this story intriguing is the juxtaposition of the rather dull setting of the remote Laburnam Villa in which the Whites live with the suggestion of the exotic setting of India brought to...

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    Without examining the text, which I have read many times over many years, I would say that what I recall most vividly in "The Monkey's Paw" is the isolated setting of the tiny house and the bad...

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