The Monkey's Paw

Monkeys Paw

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. How does the author of "The Monkey's Paw" use foreshadowing in the first chapter to suggest that the spell placed on the paw might not bring happiness to whoever possesses it? Cite textual evidence from the selection to support your answer

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The weather outside is dark and stormy, foreshadowing dark times ahead. My. White also makes an impulsive mistake at chess, which foreshadows his impulsive mistake by using the paw.

Hark at the wind," said Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late, was amiably desirous of preventing his son from seeing it.