Short Story 'The Monkey's Paw'

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The short story “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W Jacobs is about a paw that is introduced from a man name Sergeant-Major Morris to the white’s family. The monkey’s paw grants three wishes to three different men. Mr.White comes up with the decision he will wish for something but doesn’t know the to wish for wish and doesn’t know the consequences. This is why Sergeant- Major Morris is most responsible for the sorrows that resulted because he brought the paw and explained how to use the paw to the White family. “He (Morris) took something out of his pocket and proposed it” (105). Morris comes out guilty for the sorrows.
Sergeant-Major Morris is most responsible for the sorrows because he came to the Whites house to introduce them to the paw. This all started on a normal day. The Herbert and Mr.White were playing chess while the Mrs.White was in the corner sewing. While playing chess they have notice that someone was outside and what was outside was Morris. This is where the problems start. Morris is welcomed in and sits down for a drink. Instead of talking about something else other than the paw they talk and get introduced to the paw. This is when Morris shouldn’t
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He told the White’s “Well it’s just a bit of what you call magic’ (pg 107.) which obviously made the White’s wanna wish. While wishing and hoping that something bad doesn’t come as the consequences. The next day the hear that there soon dies and they wanna give 200 hundred pounds to the family. That comes as a shocking to them. With the 200 hundred pounds and two more wishes. Mr.White wishes for their son back. The wish comes true but Herbert is a mouse not a human. This really bothers Mrs.White not Mr.White though. There finally come a knock on the front door and the White’s don’t know what’s out there. Mr.White finally made his final wish and wished that whatever was out to leave. That’s how the short story

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