The Monkey's Paw

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  • Exposition
  • "Check"
  • "Hark at the wind"
  • Rising Action
  • "I wish for two hundred pounds"
  • "But I warn you of the consequences."
  • Rising Action
  • "The wish to present you with a certain sum as compensation"
  • "How much?"
  • "Two hundred pounds."
  • "He was caught in the machinery."
  • Mr.White and Herbert are at chess and Mrs.white knits at the fire. Mr.White makes a fatal mistake of moving his king piece. Which makes Mr.White lose the game.
  • Climax
  • Mr. White receives the paw Sergeant Major Morris and is warned. The Whites decided to wish for two hundred pounds as a sensible wish.
  • Falling Action
  • A man comes from Herbert's work to tell Mr. & Mrs. White, that Herbert has died. The company gives them two hundred pounds for their condolences.
  • Resolution
  • Mr.White frantically looks for the paw before Mrs.white can open the door for Herbert. (The second wish was for Herbert to come back). Mr.white uses his last wish to send Herbert back.
  • "It's Herbert!"
  • When Mr.White makes the final wish the knocking stops. Mrs.White opens the door and sees nothing and wails in disappointment.
  • Mr.White rushes down to Mrs.White and they run outside past the gate to a deserted street, where Herbert is nowhere to be found.
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