The story that I used was “The Monkey’s Paw” written by the author William W. Jacobs. Out of all the elements of fiction that I could have choose from I decided to choose the characterization or character element of fiction. The main character I focused on was Mrs. White, she is mother of the son named Herbert and the wife of Mr. White. Over the course of the story she will go form a quiet laid back mother that is part of a lovely little family and when a certain Sergeant Major Morris arrives with a mysterious object known as the monkey’s paw to a crazy lady driven mad by the death of her son. One of the most influential lines to me during the story is when Mrs. White says, “Bring him back. Do you think I’m frightened of my own son.” in line 260. This really shows that at this point that Mrs. White was lost it and she was gone crazy about bringing back her dead son. Another extremely influential line is when in line 313&314 the author says, “With a sudden violent movement the old woman broke free and ran from the room.” This shows that she is no longer Mrs. White in a since but in fact a crazy old lady that is driven mad by the sadness and the loss of her son.

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