The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw

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  • setting
  • I WON!!!
  • Will SMM come?
  • foreshadowing
  • How could it hut you?Might drop from the sky!
  • Morris said the things happened so naturally.
  • mood
  • The setting was in England in a very old house. It was dark, cold and wet. They were inside, next to a fireplace.Text Evidence: "... the night was cold and wet, but in the small parlor... and the fire burned brightly." 
  • theme
  • I'm sorry for your loss.
  • OH NO!
  • Herbert keeps making jokes about the Monkey's Paw because he thinks it is a dumb toy. He ends up getting killed as a punishment by the "spirit" (Monkey's Paw Curse).Text Evidence: "... How could two hundred pounds hurt you, Father? Might drop on his head from the sky."
  • simile
  • I don't see the money.
  • It Moved!
  • spooky, ominous, scary, dark, wet are some of moods that are in this story.Text Evidence: "Can’t walk on the footpath without getting stuck in the mud, and the road’s a river."
  • allusion
  • Arabian Nights
  • The theme of the Monkey's Paw is to not mess with fate.Text Evidence: “He was caught in the machinery... They have a legal requirement to make a payment to you for your loss, in view of your son’s services they wish to present you with a certain sum...Two hundred pounds"
  • *Faints after hearing the word 200 pounds*
  • An example of a simile is when Mr. White says that the Monkey's Paw magically twisted his hand.Text Evidence: "It moved...As I wished, it twisted my hands like a snake."
  • An example of allusion from the story "The Monkey's Paw" is when Mrs. White heard the story of the monkey's paw. After hearing this, she refers and relates it to the Arabian Nights.Text Evidence: “Sounds like the ‘Arabian Nights', said Mrs. White, as she rose and began to set the dinner."
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