The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw

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  • The Exposition: Sergeant Major Morris arrives at the White residence with a monkey's paw. This setting is very welcoming, friendly and warm. He tells them that the paw grants 3 wishes, though the acquired it when the previous owner used his final wish for death.
  • The Conflict:  After Sergeant Major Morris leaves, Mr. White retrieves the paw from the fire and he wishes for 200 pounds. In return, he gets news that his son, Herbert, died in a fatal accident at the factory.
  • Herbert died in a work accident...but we have 200 pounds in compensation.
  • The Rising Action: Mrs. White wishes for Herbert to come back...soon after a loud knock is heard at the door. 
  • I want my Herbert back!!!!
  • The Climax: Mr. White makes the final wish, unknown to the reader.
  • The Falling Action: The noises cease, leaving the Whites in confusion.
  • silence...
  •  The Resolution: The Whites go outside and there is no one or nothing to be seen
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