The Monkeys Paw

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  • Exposition
  • " I should hardly expect him to come tonight. That's the worst of living so far out... pathway's a bog and the roads a torrent."
  • Rising Action
  • "Better let it burn...if you must wish, wish for something sensible
  • " If you don't want it, Morris, give it to me."
  • Rising Action
  • "... but in consideration of your son's services, we present you with a sum of 200 pounds."
  • The family is sitting inside on a wet and rainy night by the fire playing chess.
  • Climax
  • " I wish Herbert was dead again."
  • A visitor, Sergeant-Major Morris, arrives with a monkeys paw. He tells the story of the paw, gives a warning and throws it into the fire.
  • Falling Action
  • The next day, a visitor comes and tells the Whites that their son has died and they will receive a compensation of 200 pounds, which is what they wished for the previous day.
  • Resolution
  • Mrs. White wishes Herbert alive again, but when Herbert comes back, Mr. White makes his final wish.
  • The knocking finally stops, just as Mrs. White opens the door.
  • Mrs. White walks out the door and sees nothing but a street lamp flickering on and off.
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