The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw
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  • The monkey's paw teaches that fate dictates our lives and that attempting to change fate can come with harsh consequences.
  • The Monkey's Paw
  • Project by Amy Lucas and Olivia Mowry
  • The Whites, a happy, wealthy, family were, despite the harsh weather, having a pleasant evening playing chess by the fire, until they get an unexpected visitor.
  • Checkmate! I win!
  • Sergeant Major Morris comes to visit the Whites and tells them about a monkey's paw of which grants its owners wishes. He threw the paw on the fire because he fears what it can do, but Mr. White retrieves it from the fire, and, despite the warnings, he asks to keep it.
  • "If you don't want it, Morris,  give it to me."
  • "Better let it BURN!"
  • After making his first wish for 200 pounds, Mr. White learns that morning that his son Herbert had died as a result of the wish. The 200 pounds came as compensation for his son's hard work.
  • "He was caught in the machinery"
  • The Whites, in their sorrow, make their second wish, to bring their son back. 
  • Mrs White opens the door, ready to welcome her son home, but, even after the violent knocks and Mr. White's last wish, she finds no one, just the wind blowing down a lonely, empty street.
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