Symbolism In The Monkey's Paw, By W. Jacobs

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By creating a fascinating, yet dark story, The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, incorporates many life lessons throughout the story. In the story, the author shows what happens when one acts before thinking through the consequences. Fate is unpredictable, however, the White family attempts to change their fate through the paw. In the short story “The Monkey’s Paw” the author W.W Jacobs illustrates symbols throughout the story that reflects his two main themes of uncontrollable fate and greed. Throughout the story, there are two symbols that symbolic relate to the themes of the story. The first symbol is the game of chess. W.W Jacobs open the story with Mr. White and his son Herbert playing chess. While playing chess with his son, Mr. White makes
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