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W.W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing to create suspense in “The Monkey’s Paw.” ‘“Well, I don’t see the money,” said his son, as he picked it up and placed it on the table, “and I bet I never shall.”’ What you just read is a line from W.W. Jacobs’ “ The Monkey’s Paw”. The book is about a family of 3 that was gifted a ‘magical’ monkey’s paw that claims to grant three wishes to the user. But the family quickly realizes that the price is great. They end up losing their son, after wishing for 200 pounds. They waste their last 2 wishes trying to bring him back. But if you reread the line that I presented earlier, the son said, “ ...I bet I never shall.” I do believe that the son died the next day after he said this, and the family received 200 pounds for compensation. Therefore, W.W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing to create tension and suspense in “ The Monkey’s Paw” . If you don’t believe that the original line of text I gave you is enough evidence for the claim that I made, that W.W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing to create tension and suspense in his book,
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Unformatted text preview: “The Monkey’s Paw”, then here is more evidence. Not only that line, but several other times does Jacobs use statements that are laced with foreshadowing. ‘” And if they could, how could two hundred pounds hurt you, father?"’ said Mrs. White. Later in the passage, he loses his son, which doesn’t physically hurt him, but it does mentally. He blames himself for his death. And for my last piece of evidence, if you still aren’t convinced, there is the theme of the story. The theme, in my opinion, is to always think before you act. None of the people in this story did so, except the sergeant. He tried to warn them, but they didn’t listen. Which led to them making comments that would later become truth, and devastation. The ways he created foreshadowing were blatant enough to convince me, and hopefully you, that W.W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing to create tension and suspense in “The Monkey’s Paw” ....
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  • Spring '18
  • Shelly Bailey
  • English, Wish, W.W. Jacobs

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