Discussion Notes: Monkey’s Paw

Find this week’s story here: Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Next week’s story: Kew Gardens by Virginia Woolf

Rated: Clean

The Literary Roadhouse hosts discuss a classic horror story “Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs. The story has become a pop culture reference and influenced many similar stories, and so our hosts couldn’t wait to meet the grandfather of ‘be careful what you wish for’ stories. Come for the horror, stay for a discussion on how to handle antiquated ideas on gender, race, and politics in older works of fiction. All in all, Rammy put it best when he said “This was a nice discussion.”

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