Why does the mother think the second wish will make everything alright in "The Monkey's Paw"?

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After Mr. White initially wishes for two hundred pounds to pay off the mortgage, he and his wife suffer the tragic loss of their son, who dies in a work-related accident. The couple ends up receiving two hundred dollars from the company for compensation following Herbert's death, and they both...

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After Mr. White initially wishes for two hundred pounds to pay off the mortgage, he and his wife suffer the tragic loss of their son, who dies in a work-related accident. The couple ends up receiving two hundred dollars from the company for compensation following Herbert's death, and they both mourn the sudden death of their son. In part 3, Mrs. White wakes up in the middle of the night and suddenly remembers her husband's first wish. She expresses her belief that the monkey's paw actually works and begs her husband to wish for their son to return back to life. Mrs. White naively believes that a second wish can solve their terrible situation by bringing their son back to life and restoring their lives back to normal. However, Mrs. White does not consider the fact that her son might return as a zombie corpse. In her mind, she imagines Herbert returning to life and appearing as his normal self. Fortunately, Mr. White is able to make the third wish for Herbert to return to his grave before his wife opens the door to see her son's terrifying zombie corpse.

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There is no logical reason for Mrs. White's bizarre request, especially after her husband warns her that Herbert 

"... has been dead ten days, and besides he--I would not tell you else, but--I could only recognize him by his clothing. If he was too terrible for you to see then, how now?"

Mrs. White's insistence upon the second wish--that Herbert become alive again, regardless of his physical condition--comes from the love and grieving heart of a mother. An adult, Herbert still lived at his parents' home and was, no doubt, doted upon by his mother. She could not bear to be apart from him, and she was willing to accept her son back--in a "mutilated" state, if necessary.

"Do you think I fear the child I have nursed?"

It's an unexpected move from such a conventional woman. Her "foolish and wicked" decision could never have been conceived before Herbert's death, but now--with two more wishes to make and a broken heart to mend--Mrs. White takes the only step possible to reunite the family as before.  

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