The Monkey's Paw

How does the author use sound imagery to create tension when Mr. White makes his first wish with the monkey's paw? Where else in the story does the author use strong sound imagery?

Also, the fakir who cast the spell of the monkey's paw "wanted to show that fate ruled prople's lives." Explain how the monkey's paw performs this function. In what wat could the third wish be seen as an exception to the fakir's curse?

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The imagery used to convey tension in the instance of the first wish was noise.... loud, alarming noises. 

A fine crash from the piano greeted the words, interrupted by a shuddering cry from the old man. His wife and son ran toward him.


The Monkey's Paw