The main characters are Herbert, Mr.White,Mrs.White,Mrs.White, and Sargent Major Morris. Mr. White and Herbert are playing chess. An old friend of Mr. White walks through the door. The tone is suspenseful and evil. This story takes place in the Laburnum Villa.London and New York in around 1906.
The first conflict is Man vs Fate. They are brought this monkey paw that grants wishes. The second conflict is Man vs Self Mr.White is brought to the decisions of wishing his own son away or not wishing his own son away.
Mr.White gets a monkey paw.Mr.White wishes for 200 pounds with the paw.Mr.White son, Herbert, dies at his job.
Mr.White gets the 200 pounds by a man dressed in expensive cloths. Mrs.White wish for her son back with the Monkey Paw. There is a sudden knocking at the front door.
Mr.White frantically runs down stairs in search of the paw.Mrs.White tries to unlock the door.Mr.White finds the paw and wishes for his son gone.
Mr.White goes and opens the door. No one is at the door. Mr.White is relieved and joyed.