The Monkey's Paw Test Review

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Mr. White

-grabs the paw from the fire -makes the first wish; forced to make the second -makes the third wish to protect his wife from seeing the “mangled” zombie version of their son

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Mrs. White

-her idea to make the second wish (to bring H back) -desperate to see her son again despite his form

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Herbert

-Mrs. & Mr. White’s son -works at a factory -dies tragically by getting caught in the machinery

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Sergeant Major-Morris

-friend of Mr. White -came upon the monkey’s paw in India -warns of the horrors associated with the paw -throws paw on the fire -tells Mr. White to be “sensible” about his wishes

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fakir

-a holy man -put the spell on the paw -wanted to show that fate rules people’s lives and those who try to interfere will be punished

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monkey paw

-has magic abilities (can grant wishes) -mummified, moves when used to make a wish -must be held in the right hand

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What were the 3 wishes the Whites made?

Wishing for 200 pounds Wishing for Herbert alive again Wishing for Herbert to be gone

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Maw and Meggins

-the firm that delivers the bad news about Herbert -compensate the White’s for their loss (200 pounds)

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fusillade

A perfect fusillade of knocks reverberated through the house.

a series of loud noises

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grimace

Mrs. White drew back with a grimace

a facial expression of pain or disgust

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peril

putting his king into such sharp and unnecessary perils

danger

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simian

The last face was so horrible and so simian that he gazed at it in amazement.

monkey-like

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talisman

The talisman was in its place…

an object thought to have magical powers

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Foreshadowing

occurs when a writer provides HINTS about what is to come in the story

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Examples of foreshadowing

-When Mr. White sees a simian face in the fire after making his wish -When Herbert says he will likely never see the 200 pounds -Srgt. Major Morris warns them of the dangers of the paw -Setting: stormy evening, wind howling

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