On a cold and wet night, in a small residence of a town lived a family.
Monkey's Paw: Climax
Mr.White and his son were playing checkers when Sergeant Major Morris comes in, he finds a seat to sit in and begins to tell his stories of his grand adventures in India.
Monkey's Paw: Falling Action
Sergeant then tells the family of his more mysterious tales that he has experience while in India, Morris tells the family of the Monkey's Paw which grants the user 3 wishes.
Monkey's Paw: Denouement
After, the family had heard of the paw they jokingly state that they wish for 200 pounds. Not knowing the consequences the next following day there son, Herbert is reported as dead from a machinery accident and as for compensation the company sends a man offering 200 pounds to the family.
The family then used the 200 pounds in order to make a funeral for there beloved son the next day.
Now having the son gone, the couple then thought what if they could ask for there son back. So they wished for there 2nd wish for there son to come back, after making such a wish, they receive a knock at the door which to there shock was just the wind. The theme is whatever is broken will remain broken