The Consequences Of Fate In The Monkey's Paw

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Many stories have messages that make readers reflect upon their actions. “The Monkey’s Paw” is one of these stories. It contains several messages which One of the messages in “The Monkey’s Paw” is that fate should not be tampered with. This message is clearly stated in the story: “He wanted to show that fate ruled people’s lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow.” Various details in the story give support to this message and serve as examples to the reader of the consequences that may occur from disturbing fate. For instance, Mr. White’s first wish results in an appalling event, the death of his son. Herbert White’s death shows the reader a consequence that has happened after making a wish to alter fate.
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