The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw

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  • "If you try to change Fate it will end in sorrow"
  • The White family is first introduced to the monkey paw where the sergeant major warns them not to mess with the paw because it brings sorrow.
  • It had a spell put on it so that three separate men could each have three wishes from it.
  • Mr. and Mrs. White find out that their wish came true but they paid with their son's life. They received the two hundred pounds, but the money was compensation from his sons work place.
  • Your son was caught in the machinery.
  •  While Mrs.White was awake one night weeping when she came up with the idea to wish for her son back. Mr. While was hesitant but in the end, backed down and made the wish for his son back.
  • There is a knocking on the door that you can assume is Herbert back from the grave. Mr. White comes to his senses and realizes that if his son comes back he will be mutilated. Mrs. White is too frantic to realise what will happen if it actually is her son at the door. There is a race between the couple to see what will happen first. Mrs.White tries to get the door open and see her son again. It is too late though.
  • Mr. White used the last and final wish on the paw to wish for his son away in just the nick of time before his wife could see her son. Mrs.White got her hopes up just to be hurt again. You can infer based on the events that the couple is the couple is totally devastated.
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