I am here to compensate you 200 pounds for the loss of your son.
Knock! Knock! Knock!
Do not open the door!
In this depiction of the story, Sergeant Major Morris is telling the White family about the legend of the monkey's paw. Herbert and Mrs White are aghast at the story and Mr. White is greedily thinking about how he could benefit from the monkey's paw. This scene is the most important scene in Part 1 because this is where the readers learn about the tale of the monkey's paw and what it can do. Without this scene the story would be completely different.
In this scene, the messenger from Maw and Meggins is reporting the death of Herbert White to his parents. he is giving them 200 pounds as compensation and Mr. White realizes that he had sold his son for 200 pounds. This scene is the most important scene in Part 2 because this scene is the point in which Mr. White realizes that all his wishes will have terrinle results.
In this scene, Mrs. White has heard the knock at the door and believes it is Herbert and Mr. White is fumbling around in the dark for the paw to reverse his wish. He realized that if Herbert is at the door, then he would not be the same as before the accident. This scene is the most important scen in Part 3 because this is the pivotal moment where Herbert might have come back to life. Without this scene the resolution to this book would be much different.