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Story Of The Monkey Paw Book

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Throughout “The Monkeys Paw” by W.W Jacobs he uses suspense in numerous ways to draw the reader to the story. One of his many suspenseful tactics was the simple fact that the monkeys paw contained three wishes. I do not think I could live in this period the weather was cold and desert roads seems kind of spooky. It reminds me of a dark and gloomy place of sadness. I think that W.W Jacobs’s point of view is his own and his stories are a great way to see life in another way.
In my own words this story could be told around a campfire a story you could teach to others generations. The monkey paw may be known for modern readers then some of the stories it has inspired. Other stories that you could relate to that are more known would be Steven kings Pet cemetery. The story of a cemetery that has the power to bring died animals back to life. I would ask W.W Jacobs what inspired the book and where did he get the ideal. Mr. White would be the main character in The Monkey Paw. Mr. White is an old man who is very curious he is a vivid thinker with a crazy imagination about exotic lands he has never been to. I have never been in a situation where I had a choice to make a wish on a monkey paw if I did I would not know really what to wish for. The monkey Paw was published in England in 1902. Mr. White basically falls from a happy life into one of fear and loneliness all caused from A monkeys paw a paw that could grant wishes only to leave Mr. White and his Wife without their only son. The death of their son was the worst possible thing that could happen. Mr. and Mrs. White's intense grief over Herbert highlights how much they adored their son, as does Mrs. White's desire to have her son back, no matter the cost. This book has been around for decades "A tale from which pieces have been raked out is like a fire that has been poked. One does not know the operation has been performed, but everyone feels the effect."
--Rudyard Kipling

This short horror store revolves around The Whites family, namely Mr. White, Mrs. White, and their son Herbert White. They are a happy family with a safe and cozy home that is very separate from the outside world. “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs is an image of motive and selfishness - everything that its owner could possibly wish for and the unlimited ability to make it happen.
The story begins in a cold and rainy night in a small parlour in Laburnum Villa. Mr. White and his son loved to play chess. The hear a knock on the door and answer it, its Mr. Whites friend Sargent-Major Morris, a man who has travelled to some parts of the world, breaks peace and unity in the Whites’ family. Morris had gone to India and came back with a monkey’s paw. He went to visit the Whites with the paw that he placed in his pocket. The paw is supposed to answer all the wishes that anyone made, but they had to buy it first. Mr. White had everything he wanted, but was greedy. He has to think a bit before Sargent Major Morris...

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