As 'The Monkey's Paw' was published in September, 1902, by the author, WW Jacobs. Jacobs creates a feeling of horror, suspense and pressure very effectively in 'The Monkey's Paw' by using variety of literary techniques. It solidly abides by the Gothic Horror genre which may be defined as a theme which combines elements of both Horror and Romance. The story explains to of a mystical thing, monkey's paw which grants 3 needs to 3 differing people but retains the idea, 'be careful what you want for'. When Mr White subconsciously wants for Ј200, he's struck with the loss of life of his kid but is also granted the Ј200, which he had wished for. Towards the end of the storyplot, Mrs White attempts to utilise the talisman to bring back her son to life but Mr White's previous wish counteracts this.