The Monkeys Paw


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  • Exposition
  • Mate!
  • Perhaps you'll win the next one
  • That's the worst of living out so far!
  • Better let it burn
  • Rising Action
  • Give it to me!
  • I wish for 200 pounds
  • Herbert goes to work
  • Rising Action
  • How much?
  • He was caught in the machinery. We wish to present you with a certain sum. 200 pounds
  • Is he hurt?
  • Wish!
  • I wish my son alive again
  • Mr. White and Herbert are playing chess while Mrs. White is knitting. Mr. white loses the game because of a " fatal mistake".
  • Climax
  • Its my boy, Herbert
  • Sergeant Major-Morris warns them about the monkeys paw and then throws it into the fire. Mr. White grabs it out and wants to keep it anyway. Mr. White wishes for 200 pounds and Herbert goes to work.
  • Falling Action
  • A man comes to the Whites house and tells them that their son has been caught in the machinery at work. A few weeks later Mrs. white begs Mr. White to wish for their son to be alive again. Mr. White wishes for Herbert to be alive again.
  • Resolution
  • Mrs. white goes down stairs to let the "thing" in while Mr. White searches for the paw. just as Mrs. White unlocks the door Mr. White unlocks the door Mr. White makes his final wish.
  • The knocking stops. Mrs. white opens the door and sees nothing. She wails in disappointment.
  • Mr. White rushes down to Mrs. White past the gate to see only a deserted street.
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