The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

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Would you want three wishes to be granted to you? You probably said yes, but have you ever thought of anything that could go wrong with your three wishes? In W.W. Jacobs, “The Monkey’s Paw”, the story is about the White family who received a monkey’s paw that allows three wishes to be made. They find out that this monkey’s paw is one big troublemaker that causes havoc and unrest. Overall, “The Monkey’s Paw”, had very distinct and believable characters and a great plot that was fraught with danger and suspense. One element I like in “The Monkey’s Paw” was it had very distinct characters. For instance, Mrs. White’s unawareness of what’s going to happen really contributes to the outcome of the story. If it weren’t for Mrs. White’s naïve and unwary personality, the book probably would have been different as this quote suggests. ”’Wish!’ she cried in a strong voice. ‘It’s foolish and wicked,’ said Mr. White. ‘Wish!’ repeated his wife.”(192) When she had forced Mr. White to make this wish she did not know that Herbert would come back as an undead corpse. Every mom wants her kid, but she did not realize that bringing her son would make things even worst. Along with Mrs. White’s unwariness, Mr. White’s interest in the paw without a doubt contributes to the developing story. I deem that Mr. White paid no attention to the warnings Sergeant Morris conveyed. “’Pitch it in the fire like a sensible man’ said Morris. Mr. White shook his head and examined his new possession closely. ‘How
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