Foreshadowing in The Monkey's Paw
As with many horror stories, the characters’ actions and fates are foreshadowed even in the very beginning of the story.
The Chess Game: Through observing Mr. White’s “reckless” chess playing, readers can surmise that he doesn’t quite think his actions through.
The Repeated Warnings: Likewise, the warnings of the paw’s previous owners—and their terrible fates—suggest that something equally awful will happen to his family if he uses the paw.
Foreshadowing Examples in The Monkey's Paw:
"the way that middle age is wont to regard presumptuous youth. "I have," he said, quietly, and his blotchy face whitened...." See in text (I.)