The beginning of "Monkey's Paw" where the Whites live where everything seems normal at first where Mr. White is playing chess with his son, Herbert and Mrs. White is sitting on the couch.
Sergeant-Major Morris enters the house with a sad but plain look as he is greeted by Mr. White and his family. Once he sat down on the couch and told them stories including the monkey's paw. After he told the story and of the danger, it brings with he warned Mr. White to never use it for something unwanted.
After Mr. White wishes that he wanted 200£ nothings happens once he first wished for it. The next day in the afternoon a man from the company Herbert works at comes over to the Whites house. He gave Mister White 200£ in an envelope and told him that his son was in an accident and that he had passed away.
Literary Term: Symbolism
In the middle of the night, Mrs. White wanted Mr. White to wish for there son back and he didn't want to because he was afraid of what will come at the door. Later they hear banging at the door and Mrs. White remembers that the cemetery was 2 miles away.
After Mrs. White went downstairs Mr. White races for the monkey's paw. When Mrs. White nearly has the door open Mr. White gets the paw and uses his final wish. Once Mrs. White opens the door she sees that no one is there and begins to cry with Mr. White hugging her.
In the story "Monkey's paw" it shows that there is symbolism. The object that represents something is the monkey's paw and that it represents death, misfortune, and greed. These actions or events have also had these characteristics in them.