The Monkey's Paw

Father's Strategy

why does the story start with the father and son playing chess? does the father's strategy at the chess game tell you anything about his personality? if so, what?

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The story opens with a comment about chess and radical changes. Mr. White takes unnecessary and foolish chances in the game, in the same way he makes deadly decisions and takes risks while wishing on the monkey's paw. The most radical mistake, of course, being the death of Herbert, his only son.


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