how was it phrased? wpuld it had been different if they phrased is carfully?
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Mr. White phraed his wish, "I wish my son alive again." The wish is a general statement, and he believes that it will be granted, as it is. What Mr. White didn't intend was for his son to be ressurrected as a zombie..... he wasn't specific. The paw is cursed, and its granting of wishes is cursed as well. Even if Mr. White had phrased his wish differently, the outcome wouldn't have been what he wanted.
The Monkey's Paw