The Monkey's Paw Research Paper

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In W.W. Jacobs “The Monkey’s Paw”, the White family is visited by a family friend, Sergeant Major Morris, who had recently visited India. The sergeant had bought back a monkey paw, which he said could grant three wishes, but they came at a terrible cost. Consumed with greed, Mr. White took the monkey’s paw from Sergeant Major Morris, and wished for 200 pounds, without thinking of the consequences and because of their avarice, their son Herbert died. Often people try to meddle with fate, and as a result they have to pay the price of their actions. The Monkey’s Paw describes a family who tries to play God and as a result, they suffer the consequences. When Mr. White wished for 200 pounds, he said that the paw “‘twisted in [his] hands like a

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