Peaceful and content
Dark and disturbing
Sad and solemn
He found it stuck in a sewer grate on the street.
The man who owned it previously used his last wish to wish for death. Upon his death, the paw passed to Sergeant-Major Morris.
His sister gave it to him as a gift of good luck for his 30th birthday.
He bought it on E-Bay.
As he talks to the Whites, he is reminded of the evil consequences that accompany the granting person's wishes.
It has been said that the only way your wish will come true is by placing it upon a fire.
He wanted to see the faces in the fire.
Morris thinks the paw is hideous looking.
He says that he can't wait to fix the house with the money.
He recites the chant, "Banana, Banana, Banana."
He says that it seems to him that he has all he wants.
He says that he will never have to work another day in his life again.
He didn't love his son.
He's not even sure that his son is dead.
He wants his son to rest in peace.
He understands that the way the wishes are answered does not lead to a happy outcome.
He finds the 200 pounds in an envelope.
His son, Herbert, dies from an "accident" at work.
He never receives the money.
He gets more than 200 pounds.
His son to come back alive.
A vacation from home.
A new house.
His wife dies.
There is a mysterious knock at the door.
He learns that his son never died.
He sues Herbert's work for 200 pounds.
His life to end peacefully.
His son to remain dead.
His son to come back to life.
His wife to stop crying.
Mr. White dies.
The knocking at the front door stops.
His son moves home.
His wife wins the Florida lottery.
He cannot wait to try it
He wants to destroy it immediately.
He does not think it will work.
He wants to sell it.
Peace and harmony
Tries to steal 200 pounds.
Is caught in a terrible storm.
Travels to India.
Is caught in the machinery at work.
Sergeant-Major Morris placing the monkey's paw in the fire.
Herbert knocking on the White's front door.
Mrs. White crying in the morning.
Mr. White receiving the paw from Sergeant-Major Morris.
The son returning home.
They are given 200 pounds.
There is not no resolution.
Mr. White makes a second wish.
Part of the rising action.
Point of View
Let events happen.
Believe in free will.