The Monkey's Paw

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  • Exposition
  • Hark At The Wind
  • Check...Mate
  • Rising Action
  • I have.
  • And did you have three whish's granted?
  • Well, why don't you have three sir?
  • Rising Action
  • They admit no liability at all, but in consideration of your son's services, they wish to present you with a certain sum as a compensation
  • It was a cold and wet night. Herbert and Mr.White were playing chess while Mrs. White was knitting by the fireplace. Mr. White was expecting a visitor but did not think he would arrive at the house due to the weather and the place they live. Mr. White was making risky moves with his king which was noticed my his son Herbert, who had now won the game of chess.
  • Climax
  • Knock......Knock
  • Sargent-Major Morris arrives at the White's household he then tells the tale of the monkey's paw. Sargent-Major Morris then throws the paw into the fire to try and burn it, but Mr. White takes the paw for himself while Sargent-Major Morris warns Mr. White about the paw. Mr. White takes no thought to this warning while Sargent-Major Morris then leaves the White's house. Mr. White wish's for two-hundred pounds.
  • Falling Action
  • A worker from Maw and Meggins came to the White's house to bear bad news. The news was that Herbert had been caught in the machinery of the factory and died. The worker told Mr and Mrs. White that the company wish's to present a certain sum as compensation. Mr. white ask's how much and the reply was two-hundred pounds, Mrs. White shriek's as Mr. White falls to a senseless heap on the ground.
  • Resolution
  • As the days past the more lonely the White's got, until Mrs. White had an idea. That idea was to use the monkey's paw to bring Herbert back to them. Mr. White was hesitant to make that wish, afraid of what would come back to them. Knocking started at the door and Mrs. White raced down to unlock it. While Mr.White fumbled around to find and grab the monkey's paw. Once he grasped it he makes his 3rd and final wish.
  • Knock......Knock
  • The knocking stops and Mrs.White pulls the chair back from the door to open it. As Mrs. White pulls open the door and Mr.White heard the creaking of the door as it opened.
  • When Mrs.White pulled back the door she saw nothing but the empty dark road. Mr.White could hear the loud wailing of his wife, and he soon went down the stairs and to her side. He then saw the streetlight flickering opposite on the quiet deserted road.
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