Mood In The Monkey's Paw By W. Jacobs

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“What is lituare but the expression of moods by the vehicle of symbol and incident?” William Butler Yeats once stated. The mood of a person or character can be told in multiple ways from movements, actions or things going on around the characters. Mood is in every story and every person. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs, the author uses dialogue and descriptive adjectives to develop the mood and tone of the story and characters. Dialogue can be used to show the tone of a character. “Of all the beastly, slushy, out of the way places to live…” When you read the dialogue it’s easy for the reader to tell that the character is angry or upset about what they're talking about. The word choice used also supports this idea of telling
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