Atmosphere In The Monkey's Paw

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The mood of the story, The Monkey 's Paw, is eerie. The aura of eerie is created by the author 's use of third person point of view, indirect characterization,direct characterization, suspense as well as diction throughout the story

The Monkey 's Paw is written in third person point of view. This allows the reader to know more of what is happening than the characters and also allows the reader to remain distant from the characters by knowing more of the circumstances than the characters.

The suspense of the story creates a feeling of unwellness for the reader. The visitor is observed walking (or pacing) in front of Mr. and Mrs. White 's house several times before he gathers his courage to open the gate. The knocking at the end of
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