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The Monkey’s Paw W. W. Jacobs About the author • Born in London, England • Wrote and published at the age of 20 • Stories often center around seafaring adventure due to the fact that his father managed London boat wharfs Magic Charms • Imagine that you possess a magic charm that can grant you 3 wishes. • Write down your 3 wishes 1. Are they wise wishes? 2. Are they practical wishes? Setting Setting is the time and place in a story. Time can be a specific year, season, or time of day. Setting can create mood and atmosphere in a story. Foreshadowing • Foreshadowing is the author’s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the narrative (story). Foreshadowing--Clues • How does the setting foreshadow what could happen in the story? • Look for how Sergeant Major Morris reacts to the mention of the Monkey’s Paw. • What warning does Sergeant Major Morris give Mr. and Mrs. White regarding the monkey’s paw?
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