Suspense And Tension In The Monkey's Paw

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Authors commonly like to contribute clues and hints throughout their stories to give the reader an indication of a future event. This is called foreshadowing. Foreshadowing can incorporate meaning, suspense, and tension throughout a novel, making the reader more intrigued and eager to know what will happen later on in the story. W.W. Jacobs creates suspense and tension throughout “The Monkey’s Paw” through the use of this writing technique to add to the reading experience. For instance, in paragraphs 18 and 19 from “The Monkey’s Paw” when the Sergeant-Major Morris is asked the question “What was that you started telling me the other day about a monkey’s paw or something, Morris?” by Mr. White, Morris hurriedly replied saying “Nothing’’.
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