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  • Mood
  • Sense of Uncertainty
  • Foreshadowing
  • The mood of The Monkey's Paw is dark and forboding. The night was cold and wet, Herbert and Mr.White were playing chess. After losing Mr.White complained and stated all of the beastly, slushy, out-of-the-way places to live in, this is the worst (Jacobs Page 173).
  • Dramatic/Intence action
  • What was that you started telling me the other day about the monkeys paw or something, Morris? (Jacobs Page 173) Mr White said. “Nothing” said Sargeant Morris hastily (Jacobs page 175). This explains to the reader that Seargeant Major Morris doesn't want to share because he must've been upset from what the outcome was. This creates a sense of uncertainty for the readers.
  • Sympethatic characters
  • When the Whites and Seargeant were talking about the paw Seargeant Major said Well, it’s just a bit of what you might call magic, perhaps (Jacobs Page 175).This shows foreshadowing because we now know that the paw is capable of magic but not knowing if it will be a good thing
  • Rising Action
  • When Maw and Meggins showed up to the Whites home they claimed “I was to say that Maw and meggins disclaim all responsibility”(Jacobs page 178). This means they do not want to take blame or responsibility for the death of Herbert White. The dramatic part is when The Whites think if it was their fault or the machinerys fault
  • After finding out that Herbert died and that they would recieve 200 pounds from the company, Mr Whitedropped, a senseless heap, to the floor (Jacobs Page 179). We feel sympathetic towards Mr. White because he got the money but his only son Herbert died because of it.
  • When Mr. White Made his first wish he quickly dropped the monkeys paw. It moved, he cried, with a glance of disgust at the object as it lay on the floor(Jacobs Page 176). At first Mr.White made a wish even though Seargent Major Morris told him not to and even threw the paw in the fire. Mr. White still insisted on making a wish then regrets it.
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