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The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw

by W.W. Jacobs

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

  • Arabian Nights (a.k.a. One Thousand and One Nights) (1.45)

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