The Monkey's Paw Short Story

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The next two stories are horror stories because of the decisions that the characters had made. The two stories are “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Monkey’s Paw” by William Wymark Jacobs. Both stories are really interesting in my opinion, my personal favorite one out of the two is “The monkey’s paw”. This essay will explain the cause and effect relationship in both stories, and the suspense also. In the two stories "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Monkeys Paw" by William Wymark Jacobs, there were cause and effect relationships that caused feelings of suspense mostly when they make a selfish decision. In this story finding the suspense and the cause and effect was fairly easy for me, if others read this story…show more content…
In “The Tell-Tale Heart” is about this young man and older man. The young man who is a butler takes care of the old man, but really hates the old. He hated him so much that he planned to kill the old man, so for a week he snuck into the old man’s room and watched him. Then, before he killed him the butler was nice to the old man, but on the final night, Butler snuck into the old man’s room but the old man woke up. So the Butler had to stay hidden in the dark, he waited for the old man to go back to sleep eventually he did, the Butler then strangled the old man with a pillow and felt so much joy after he was dead. So the cause of the story would be that the old man filled the butler with so much rage that he snapped and the effect would be that the butler kills the old man for relief. “Yes, he was stone, stone dead”. That was his reaction to the old man being dead, he felt so happy that he had died. Most of the suspense in this story came when he had snuck into the old man’s room and the old man had woken up and he stayed there until he went back to sleep. Instead of making the butler like his job the old man made the job so miserable that the Butler killed him. See how other people’s decisions can affect
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