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History Literature / TheMonkeysPaw

19th Feb '16 6:19:50 PM TARINunit9
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In more recent years the titular Paw has become a bit of a StockParody, used when "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor" is needed for a punchline.



* JackassGenie: In the cruelest way. They wish for £200. Their son is killed in a horrifying machinery accident, and they get the money as compensation for his death.

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* JackassGenie: In the cruelest way. They wish for £200.£200 for a mortgage payment. Their son is killed in a horrifying machinery accident, and they get the money as compensation for his death.
2nd Feb '16 11:05:34 AM AHI-3000
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Possibly the TropeCodifier for "three wishes gone wrong" type of stories.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Possibly the TropeCodifier for "three wishes gone wrong" type of stories.



** The sergeant doesn't know what the first two wishes of the first man to own the paw were, but the third was for death. We also never learn what his wishes (and their consequences) were either.
** The fact that Herbert is only described as "caught in the machinery" and Mr. White was only able to identify him "by his clothes" are also an example, leaving the exact nature of Herbert's death up to the reader.



** The fact that Herbert is only described as "caught in the machinery" and Mr. White was only able to identify him "by his clothes" are also an example, leaving the exact nature of Herbert's death up to the reader.
** The sergeant doesn't know what the first two wishes of the first man to own the paw were, but the third was for death. We also never learn what his wishes (and their consequences) were either.
2nd Feb '16 11:03:46 AM AHI-3000
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishForBeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Possibly the TropeCodifier for "three wishes gone wrong" type of stories.



* NothingIsScarier: The walking corpse knocks suspensefully over and over. Because Mr. White knows that Herbert's body is horribly mutilated, Mr. White uses his last wish to wish Herbert dead again. Nothing is there when they open the door.

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
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The walking corpse knocks suspensefully over and over. Because Mr. White knows that Herbert's body is horribly mutilated, Mr. White uses his last wish to wish Herbert dead again. Nothing is there when they open the door.


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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: It's strongly implied that Herbert's corpse was reanimated, but still horribly mangled from his injuries.
25th Aug '15 6:50:05 AM DustinKoski
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The full story can be found [[http://www.steve-calvert.co.uk/public-domain-texts/W-W-Jacobs-The-Monkeys-Paw.html here.]]

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The full story can be found [[http://www.steve-calvert.co.uk/public-domain-texts/W-W-Jacobs-The-Monkeys-Paw.html here.]]]] Audio adaptation by the Youtube channel Chilling Tales for Dark Nights [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmYDQcaB2c8 here.]]
22nd Apr '15 5:18:27 PM vifetoile
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* MakeAWish

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* MakeAWishMakeAWish: ''"Wish our boy alive again."''



* TheUnreveal: Several adaptations, including the original story, never say what exactly the final wish that Mr. White makes on the monkey paw is. It is assumed to be on the lines of "I wish for Herbert to be at peace" or "I wish that Herbert would be dead once more".

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* TheUnreveal: Several adaptations, including the original story, never say what exactly the final wish that Mr. White makes on the monkey paw is. It is assumed to be on the lines of "I wish for Herbert to be at peace" or "I wish that Herbert would be dead and in his grave once more".more."
16th Dec '14 8:00:31 AM Ciara25
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Added DiffLines:

** The sergeant doesn't know what the first two wishes of the first man to own the paw were, but the third was for death. We also never learn what his wishes (and their consequences) were either.
1st Dec '14 7:44:20 PM Mdumas43073
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"'''The Monkey's Paw'''" is a horror story written by W. W. Jacobs in 1902. An incredible number of stories in different media have played on it through different variations and adaptations, and it is a subject of frequent parody.

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"'''The '''"The Monkey's Paw'''" Paw"''' is a horror story written by W. W. Jacobs in 1902. An incredible number of stories in different media have played on it through different variations and adaptations, and it is a subject of frequent parody.
1st Dec '14 7:43:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Monkey's Paw'' is a horror story written by W. W. Jacobs in 1902. An incredible number of stories in different media have played on it through different variations and adaptations, and it is a subject of frequent parody.

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''The "'''The Monkey's Paw'' Paw'''" is a horror story written by W. W. Jacobs in 1902. An incredible number of stories in different media have played on it through different variations and adaptations, and it is a subject of frequent parody.
23rd Jun '14 7:22:14 PM WillKeaton
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The story begins as Mr. and Mrs. White, average people with a grown son named Herbert, are visited by an old friend of theirs who was a sergeant in India. While there, he got a magical talisman called The Monkey's Paw, which he gives to them while first warning them that its previous owners killed themselves for their third wish. Too excited by its mystical powers, Mr. White first wishes for £200. He gets his wish, but at a horrible price. The story continues this way until the most dramatic moment, and they learn their lesson: [[TemptingFate don't tempt fate]], and BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.

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The story begins as Mr. and Mrs. White, average people with a grown son named Herbert, are visited by an old friend of theirs who was a sergeant in India. While there, he got a magical talisman called The Monkey's Paw, Paw said to grant three wishes, which he gives to them while first warning them that its previous owners killed themselves for their third wish. Too excited by its mystical powers, Mr. White first wishes for £200. He gets his wish, but at a horrible price. The story continues this way until the most dramatic moment, and they learn their lesson: [[TemptingFate don't tempt fate]], and BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
10th Jun '14 1:30:36 PM Bongobob
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* GenreAdultery: The rest of the author's bibliography was focused around boats.
** That's not actually true, Jacobs also wrote a great deal of other Horror Fiction that had nothing to do with boats.
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