This study guide will help you analyse the text “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, structure, characters, setting, narrator and point of view, language, and theme.
Presentation of the text
Title: “The Monkey’s Paw”
Author: W.W. Jacobs
Published in: The Lady of the Barge
Date of Publication: 19o2
Genre: Short Story
William Wymark Jacobs (1863 – 1943) was an English fiction writer. Most of his works (short stories and novels) are known for their humorous style. Nevertheless, the horror story “The Monkey’s Paw” remains one of the authors most famous and appreciated works.
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