The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

The Monkey's Paw  by W.W. Jacobs

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  • Exposition
  • Main Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • It was a cold night. Mr. White and his son, Herbert, were playing chess while Mrs. White made dinner. Then they heard someone walking towards the door and Mr. White hurried to go open it. It was Sergeant Major Morris. Mr. White introduced him and they sat down.
  • Climax
  • Sergeant Major Morris and Mr. White sit down. Mr. White asks Sergeant Major Morris about a monkeys paw he was talking about showed Herbert, Mrs. White and Mr. White the paw. He said that it grants three wishes but all the wishes have consequences, then he threw it in the fire. Herbert wanted it so he took it out of the fire but Sergeant Major Morris told him, he should put it back. Of course, he didn't.
  • Falling Action
  • Mr. White wished for 200 pounds. Nothing happened, they all went to sleep and said goodbye to Sergeant Major Morris. The next morning, Herbert went to work. while Herbert was at work, a guy came to Mr. and Mrs. White's house and told them some very bad news, Herbert was dead. The company gave them 200 pounds because he died in their company. Mr. and Mrs. White were devastated and Mrs. White couldn't stand it.
  • Resolution
  • it actually work!!
  • One night Mrs. White asked Mr. White if he still had the paw and Mr. White did. Mrs. White used the paw to wish for her son to be back alive, then there was numerous knocks on the door. Mrs. White was struggling to unlock the door but Mr. White didn't want to let ' their son' in.
  • Mr. White quick got the paw and made the last wish while Mrs. White was still struggling to get the door unlocked.
  • Mrs. White finally got the door unlocked. She opened it and nothing was there.
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