The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw

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  • Exposition: The family is sitting in the living room, playing chess and doing their own thing.
  • "I'm listening"
  • "Check."
  • "Hark at the wind,"
  • Rising Action: Father loses chess game, complains about he hates the place where he lives.
  • "Never mind dear," "perhaps you'll win the next one ."
  • "I should hardly think that he'd come out tonight,"
  • "Mate,"
  • "That's the worst of living so far out,"
  • Climax: Sergeant sees monkey's paw, throws it into the fire
  • "If you don't want it, Morris,"     "give it to me."
  • "I won't,"
  • "Better let it burn,"
  • Falling Action:Husband wishes for 200 lbs, falls to the floor
  • "Two hundred pounds."
  • "How much?"
  • Falling Action: They find the monkey's paw, not destroyed, realize that they still have 2 wishes
  • "Where? Where is it? What's the matter?"
  • "It's in the parlor, on the bracket."
  • "The paw!!" "The monkey's paw!"
  • Resolution: There actually really isn't a resolution. They wish their son alive, and all of sudden there's a knock at the door. We may never know who it is!
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