monkey's paw

monkey's paw

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  • Exposition/Inciting incident 
  • The story is set on a cold rainy night in London. Mr. White and his son are playing chess, and a friend of the White's, a sergeant in the army comes, and drinks and tells them stories of the war and introduces the "monkey paw."
  • Even after the warning from the sergeant, the White's keep the paw, and ask for 200 pounds, thinking it won't work. Point of view 3rd Person Limited omniscient and the tone is a little mysterious.
  • Climax
  •  The White's wish comes through, but through the death of their son. A man from the company their son works at tells them he died by being ripped to shreds by a machine and they will give them 2000 pounds to pay off the death of their son.  The conflict of the story starts when the son dies and Mrs. White wants to get her son back, they try to get him back with consequences.
  • Falling Action/Resolution
  • The wife almost goes insane and tells Mr. White to wish her son alive. Mr. White is skeptical about this because of how the son died, he thinks he won't look the same but he wishes it anyway, and is paranoid by it. The main characters would be Mr. White and Mrs. White, and somewhat the son
  • Mr. and Mrs. White hear nothing for a while but then he hears knocking. He finds out it's the son knocking and he tries not to think about it but the wife catches on and starts to unlock all the locks on the door. She has trouble getting to the top lock so as she finds a stool Mr. White tries to find the Monkey paw. He finds it and wishes the son away as she opens the door. a main symbol in this story is the monkey paw.  It represent how we cannot control what happens with our life and if we try to control it, there may be consequences.
  • When they look into the road, nothing is there except the street and the lamp post. The theme of the story is pretty much that we can't control what happens with our life, if we try to 
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