In the beginning of the story Mr.white and his son were playing chess while Mrs.white was knitting placidly by the fire in their parlor.The weather was a cold and snowy night.
The conflict starts when the Sargent major brings the monkey's paw to the Whites house and tells them how it can make 3 wishes and he also told them about the owner who had it before them.
When Mr.white wished his first wish of 200 pounds later, someone arrived at their house to tell them that their son has got killed at work using machinery and they received 200 pounds from the sons work.
When Mrs.white tells Mr.White to wish for her son to come back to life there was a knock on the door later that night. Mr.White was looking all over the floor to find the paw to wish their son gone to rest in peace.
The knocking stops once Mr.White wishes upon the paw and Mrs.white gets to the door to open it and nobody is there except for a slight wind going through the door and up the stairs.
When Mrs.White runs outside Mr.white goes out with her. They are relieved as the street light flickers as it soon becomes a new day.