Mr. White's friend Sargent Major is coming over. Mrs. White is surprised that he made it over, because of the roads and where they live. This is the first time Mrs. White is meeting Sargent Morris. He is always traveling and bringing back presents for the couple. He brings a monkey's paw, and the paw grants 3 wishes. He says that they should just burn it, because ever wish has consequences. So Morris throws it inot the fireplace.
The main conflict is the paw itself. All the problems in the story itself come from the paw. But Mr. White doesn't help the situation by making a wish for 200 pounds. Which is the exact amount of the of the money the Maw and Meggines gave them.
What in the world?
The rising action is when Mr. White made his wish for 200 pounds. Then the next day his son Herbert at work got stuck in the machinery, and pasted away. Then a worker came to their house the next day to deliver the bad news to Mr. and Mrs. White about their departed son. Instantly the mom went insane and was very sad. But then they're laying in bed and Mrs. White remembers that they have two more wishes left.
They argue about if they would make the wish or not. Mr. White is scared of his son coming back not himself, and him being all messed up. But Mrs. White persuaded him to make the wish. They waited and waited and nothing happened, but then all of a sudden there's a knock at the door. But they were both kind of scared to open the door. Mrs.. White is short so she needs something to stand on to open the door.
The falling action is him dropping the monkey's paw, and then Mrs. White finally opening the door. But to their surprise there was no one there. She's stunned.
The resolution of the story is when she opens the door, but not in time. So Mrs. White runs out of her house and down the road. Also Mr. White ran out of the house and they ran to the other side of the road and there was a blinking light, and a cold breeze.