The Monkeys Paw

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  • Exposition
  • "Hark at the wind"
  • Rising Action
  • "Sargeant-Major Morris"
  • Rising Action
  • "He was caught in the machinery"
  • "Its Herbert!"
  • Mr White and Herbert are playing chess and Mrs White is knitting. Mr White loses the game
  • Climax
  • Sargent Major Morris arrives and tells them stories of his times around the world. Mr White asks him about a monkey paw. Morris doesnt seem to like the paw and throws it in the fire, but Mr white takes it out. He tells them it grants 3 wishes, and to use it wisely. Mr White trades a trifle for it. The family wishes for 200 pounds.
  • Falling Action
  • The next morning nothing strange happened. Herbert went to work. A man showed up at there door later that morning. He told them that there son had died in machinery, and that they had received money for Herbert's time at the company. The man told them 200 pounds. Mrs White shrieked and Mr White fainted. The couple didnt talk much after. Mrs. White suggested they wish for Herbert back. Hesitantly, Mr. White does so.
  • Resolution
  • There is knocking at the door. Mrs. White goes downstairs to let the thing in while Mr. White searches for the paw. Just as Mrs. White unlocks the door, Mr. White makes his final wish.
  • The knocking stops. Mrs.White opens the door to see nothing. She wails in disappointment.
  • No!
  • Mr. White rushes down to Mrs. White. They go out past the gate to a deserted street.
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