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The Monkey's Paw

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Luna Torres

on 12 November 2012

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PLOT DIAGRAM The Monkey's Paw EXPOSITION The exposition introduces Mrs. White, Mr. White, Herbert (their son) and Sergeant Major Morris (a friend visiting from India). When Sergeant Major-Morris comes to visit the Whites' after a trip to India. He shows and explains to them the
Monkey's Paw which is a magical paw that has a spell put on it by an old fakir. The fakir put a spell on the paw to show that fate ruled peoples lives. It can grant three wishes. When Sergeant Major-Morris shows it to the Whites', he tells them that the first person who used it got his wishes but then wished for death and Sergeant Major-Morris also used it. He then proceeds to throw it in the fire as he does not want to be responsible if they take it. Mr. White decides to keep it even though he still does not know if it is real. Rising Action The rising action is when Mr. White wishes for 200 pounds. Herbert, their son, then proceeds to leave to work and the Whites' spend a day at home, but then a man from Maw and Meggins comes and informs them that Herbert has died after being caught in a machine. They got 200 pounds in compensation and Mr. and Mrs. White are deeply saddened and are starting to believe that the Monkeys Paw is real. Falling Action The falling action is when Mr. White wishes for Herbert to leave, to not come back, to go back to his grave. He uses his last wish on the Monkey's Paw for this. Resolution The conclusion is that the knocking stops and
Herbert disappears, probably to his grave. The road was empty with only a streetlight on. Both Mr and Mrs. White have learned their lessons from the Monkey's Paw, which is to not interrupt fate and are now left alone, without Herbert. Climax The climax is when Mrs. White remembers about the paw in the middle of the night and begs Mr. White to wish for Herbert alive again. After a bit of convincing, he does and that's when they hear a loud knocking on their door. Mrs. White desperately tries to open the door and begs Mr. White to help her but he does not. He does not want his wife to let it in as he believes it is not the same Herbert. EXPOSITION RISING ACTION CLIMAX FALLING ACTION RESOLUTION Luna Torres
Block 1 The exposition in a story contains background information regarding the setting, characters, plot. 1 The process the story follows as it builds to the climax 2 There are five steps that make up a plot diagram. They are the exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution The climax stage is the turning part of the story and it presents its conflict at its most interesting and dramatic part. 3 4 The falling action reveals the outcome of the story's conflict and how the main character resolved it 5 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE by: Luna Torres Plot Diagram, Smiley Face Tricks, & Literary Elements. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE comparisons such as similes, metaphors and personifications MOOD Mood is the feeling or atmosphere the writer
creates for the reader - Some words to describe the mood in the Monkey's Paw are suspenseful, creepy, and scary. THEME A theme is a message about life or human nature that the author shares with the reader. The theme of the Monkey's Paw is to be happy with what you have. POINT OF VIEW Point of View refers to the method of narration used in a short story, novel, narrative poem, or work of non-fiction LITERARY ELEMENTS A literary element (or element of literature) is an individual aspect or characteristic of a whole work of literature. The Point of View in The Monkey's Paw is third person limited. ARE... POINT OF VIEW TYPES: First Person- The narrator is a character in the story Third Person The narrator's voice is outside the action, not one of the characters. Third Person (Limited) The narrator tells what only one character thinks, feels, and observes. Third Person (Omniscient) The narrator sees into the minds of all the characters Metaphor- Pathaway's a bog, and the road's a torrent
Simile- Pitch it on the fire again like a sensible man (PAGE 363- LINE 92)
Simile- As I wished, it twisted in my hand like a snake (PAGE 364, LINE 133)
Simile- Unconscious of his wife's shriek, the old man smiled faintly, put his hands like a sightless man and dropped, a senseless heap to the floor. (PAGE 369) LINES 228-229 SETTING The place and time at which a play, novel, or film is represented as happening The Monkey's Paw takes place in England around the 1900s in a small house where Mr. White, Mrs. White and Herbert live. CONFLICT The conflict in The Monkey's Paw is when Mr. White makes his three wishes, he is trying to change his fate, and horrible things will happen because of this. The conflict in a story is a problem
that happens within the story. The outcome of the story
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