Sergeant-Major Morris shows the paw to the White family before throwing it into the fire. This is an important part of part one because it presents the cause of all the problems in the story.
the mysterious man comes to their house to alert them that their son is dead. This is an important part because before herbert died he said: " I don't see the money and I bet I never shall." this is coincidental because when he died his compensation was the 200 pounds
Mr.White grabs the monkey's paw to wish his sons knocking away. This is very important to the story because it is the climax where all the risings action has built up to.