W. Jacob's Use Of Foreshadowing In The Landlady

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Although the author uses other forms of tone, suspense is used more than anything else. In the short story, “The Landlady,” Billy Weaver is looking to become a successful business man in a small town but he goes to a hotel that was not recommended so the reader can infer that the landlady kills him through poisonous tea. In the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” the Wight family gets three wishes and want to wish for some money. However, in the end it ended up killing their son, so the mother wishes for her son back then Mr. Wight decides that it is not a good idea and finally, the reader can infer that he wishes his son away. Suspense is used in many texts which brings out a certain judgment in the reader on whether characters are “good guys” or “bad guys.” Therefore, suspense is depicted in both Roald Dahl's short story, "The Landlady" and W.W. Jacob's short story, "The Monkey's Paw" through the use of foreshadowing and setting description. …show more content…

Jacob's short story, "A Monkey's Paw ," and Roald Dahl's short story, "The Landlady." For instance, in W.W. Jacob's, "Monkey's Paw," states, "'If you must wish,' he said aggressively, 'wish for something reasonable.' This foreshadowing was crafted so beautifully by Jacobs. he is foreshadowing what wishes the White family would eventually wish and it really depicts suspense. In, "The Landlady," the landlady says, "No, my dear... only you." Even though this is the last line in the short story, it still shows an abundance of suspense. By saying only you, It foreshadows that the landlady is going to do something to Billy thus creating suspense on how your brain will end the story for

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