The Monkey's Paw Cause And Effect Essay

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Do the stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw” create a feeling of suspense for the audience? The answer is yes, they do create a feeling of suspense for the reader. Events in the stories created that feeling. The stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs include some cause-and-effect relationships that created an anxious feeling for the reader. The story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs made the reader on edge, wanting to know what happens next. The cause-and effect relationships near the end of the story when Mr. and Mrs. White were wishing for their son to be alive again in their home with the monkey paw are why this story made the reader on edge. When their son died was a cause that created suspense because the way Mrs. White was acting after they found out about his death. “She cried and laughed together, and bending over, kissed his cheek” page 114. Mrs. White was being happy, hysterical, and crazy when just a minute ago she was very upset. This meant she had an insane idea about what to do about her son’s death. This shows that the story “The Monkey’s Paw” had a cause-and-effect relationship that made the audience have a feeling of suspense just like the story “The Tell-Tale Heart” does.…show more content…
The guy in the story murdered the old man when he was sleeping in his bedroom because the old man’s eye was like a vulture. The murderer suffocated the old man with his own blanket. The cause that created suspense in the story was when the guy murdered the old man. “In an instant I dragged him to the floor, and pulled the heavy bed over him” page 93. The guy was murdering the old man and the effect of this was the old man died and the guy became a murderer. This was very suspenseful to read because of the fact that the man was being
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