The Monkey's Paw

The Monkeys Paw

How does the Playwright build Suspense in the scene with the man in the business suit ?

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The writer builds suspense as the man walks back and forth in front of the White's home. Mrs. White notices the man's dress, thinks about the two-hundred pounds, and notices his hesitation. We almost expect the money, but we do not expect the news about Herbert's death. Two-hundred pounds for the life of their son.