Superstition In The Monkey's Paw

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Have you ever wished for a million dollars? In “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs, a family comes across a Sgt. from the military who gives them a monkey's paw. Despite being warned, the family uses the magical paw to make wishes. Bad things then happen to them. This story is an example of a superstitious story, because they thought that the monkey’s paw would actually grant three wishes. This paper will use examples from the text to show superstition in the story.

This is a superstitious tale, because they believed that the paw would grant three wishes. For example, in “The Monkey's Paw”, Mr. White thought that he could just wish for 200 pounds and everything would be fine. In the text he says, “It seems I have all I want. But it would
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