The story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacob takes place in a small house in the middle of nowhere. When the White family had a friend over from the war they find out about the monkey’s paw. One lesson the story has is wanting things you can’t have can have consequences.
The monkey's paw has magical powers that give three men three wishes. “The first man had his three wishes… I don’t know what the first two were, but the third one was for death.” said the friend. This is showing that the first man’s first two wishes were so bad that he wished to be dead.
A significant reason is the friend throwing the paw into the fire. Mr. White wanted it so he quickly grabbed it out of the fire. He had told the friend