Monkey Paw

Updated: 11/16/2020
Monkey Paw

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Listen to the wind
  • Perhaps you’ll win the next one.
  • Checkmate
  • Initiating Event
  • It sounds like the Arabian Niqhts
  • Tell us about the... Monkeys Paw
  • ‘Wish for two hundred pounds
  • Better let it burn
  • Rising Action
  • He was our only son
  • The company is giving your family 200 pounds for the death of your son.
  • The White family is in the room waiting for a visitor. Meanwhile Mr.White and his son Herbert are playing a chess game in which Mr. White lost. Then heard the gate shut loudly and heavy footsteps coming to the door.
  • Climax
  • Mr. White introduced Sergeant Major Morris to the family and after few drinks, Morris began to talked about his adventures and his experiences of wars, plagues and strange nations. Mr. White asked him about the monkeys paw he once told him about. Seargent Major showed the monkeys paw to the family and told them it granted three wishes but causes problems.
  • Falling Action
  • Mr. White took the monkeys paw even though Morris threw it to the fire. He wishes for money, 200 pounds exactly. The next day a men arrived to his house to tell them their son had died due to the machinery at work. The company compensates the Whites with a check for 200 pounds.
  • Resolution
  • I will use my third wish
  • Both were shock of how their wish come true. Her wife told him to search for the monkey paw and wish for their son to be alive. After Mr. White made the wish, everything stayed quiet for the exception of something knocking at the door.
  • I wish my son alive again
  • Wish, wish
  • Mrs. White wanted to discover what was knocking the door as she asume it was Herbert. She runs in direction to the door but Mr. White was worried by the consecuences of the wish and the state in which the body of their son was.
  • I’m coming, Herbert, I’m coming!’
  • Before Mrs. White could reach the bolt, Mr. White used the last wish of the monkeys. When his wife opened the door, no one was outside.