The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw
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  • Exposition
  • Hold it up in your right hand and wish aloud...but I warn you of the consequences.
  • Rising Action
  • I wish for two hundred pounds.
  • Well I dont see the money...and I bet I never shall.
  • Climax
  • Is Herbert alright?
  • He's badly hurt...but he's no longer in any pain.
  • Late at night, Sergeant Major Morris arrived at the Whites family home. Following his arrival from India he returned with a monkeys paw. He warned the family of the actions the paw was responsible for, and then continued to instruct the proper way to use the monkeys paw.
  • Falling Action
  • The Paw! The Monkeys paw! Go down and get it quickly, and wish-Oh, my boy, my boy!
  • As the door shut behind their guest as he left the home, the White family conversed over the paw. Mr. White was hesitant about his wish, he felt that he already had everything he wanted. They came to a conclusion that they'd wish for 200 pounds and that'll do it.
  • Resolution
  • The following morning Mrs.White saw a mysterious man walking toward the house door. He was dressed well and wore a silky, glossy hat of newness. He was visibly apologetic as he continued. "I come from Maw and Meggins." Mrs. White was worried and asked about Herbert's health. He had been caught in machinery on a work site. As a compensation for Herbert's hard work, they were given 200 pounds from the company
  • Literary Term- Verbal Irony
  • I definitely think Mr. Wood deserves this apple more than I do.
  • As the reality set in that Herbert was gone, Mrs. White grew more and more hopeless. Then in the middle of the night she woke up remembering the paw. She desperately asked her husband to wish for their sons life again. Mr. White was hesitant but did as she wished. When she reached the door the bolt was too high and she was unable to open the door.
  • It's Herbert! The bolt...Come down. I cant reach it.
  • Mr. White knowing that the paw was bound to bring bad news, used the final wish. He had wished his son away once more. Suddenly the knocking from Herbert ceased. Mr white opened the door to a flickering street lamp and a deserted road.
  • It wasn't really Herbert. The paw is dangerous.
  • Verbal irony- A character says the opposite of what he or she really means.
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