The Monkeys Paw.docx - THE MONKEY\u2019S PAW Initial Situation A happy family an isolated cottage and a mysterious visitor When we first meet the Whites

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THE MONKEY’S PAW Initial Situation A happy family, an isolated cottage, and a mysterious visitor... When we first meet the Whites, they are basically happy people, though maybe a tad lonely and isolated. On a dark and stormy night, they get a visitor, Sergeant-Major Morris. He gets drunk, tells them about his adventures in foreign lands, and shows them a monkey's paw from India with the power to grant three wishes. Conflict To wish or not to wish? Morris warns the Whites that the paw was specifically designed to hurt the people who wish on it. He has wished on it himself but isn't sure if he would do it again. Since the paw couldn't possibly really have magical powers, what harm would there be in wishing on it, just for fun? Complication Now that the wish is made, will it come true? Well, Mr. White does make a wish, for two hundred pounds, the amount of money needed to pay off the family home. This proves to be a complication after the climax, which happens next. Now the Whites will never be sure whether what happens in the climax is a result of the wish or not. If the

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