Essay On The Monkey's Paw

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Neil Gaiman once said, “A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.” Short stories are meant to be easy, fun, enjoyable, and meaningful to read. There are many components to a short story that make it stand out from the rest. There are many stories to chose from and only the best are worth your time. “The Monkey’s Paw” was the only one that done greatly with many elements that make it complete. This story was worth the time I chose “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs because it was the best in characterization, dialogue, suspense, and situational irony out of the other three stories, which were: “The Man From the South,” “The Gift of the Magi,” and “The Necklace.”
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