Foreshadowing In The Monkey's Paw

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Think Question 1: Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. How does the author of “The Monkey’s Paw” use foreshadowing in the first chapter to suggest that the spell placed on the paw might not bring happiness to whoever possesses it? Cite textual evidence from the selection to support your answer. Response 1: W. W. Jacobs uses foreshadowing in "The Monkey 's Paw" by having Sergeant-Major Morris recount his experience with the monkey’s paw. After Herbert asked Morris if he already requested his three wishes, Morris replies with, “‘I have,’...and his blotchy face whitened” (Jacobs). With Morris’s face whitening, it tacitly tells the audience that something terrifying happened when Morris made his wishes. This foreshadows that something dreadful will happen once the Whites make their wishes. Question 2: Compare Mr. White’s feelings about the monkey’s paw when he makes the first wish, second wish, and third wish. How does his attitude change? Cite textual evidence from the selection to support your answer. Mr. White’s feelings transition from sheepish to fearful to panicky when he makes his first, second, and third wish, respectively. Right before Mr. White makes his first wish, he “smil[ed] shamefacedly at his own credulity” (Jacobs). At first, Mr. White was skeptical with the monkey’s paw. He felt gullible when he made his first wish. However, when he made his second wish, “...he regarded it

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