The Monkey's Paw

The mystery of is a cleverly thought out short story.
This story had three main parts. These parts were the first wish, the second
wish, and the third wish.
The first wish was the only tragic wish that was granted. Mr.White, his
son Herbert, and an old man were sitting around playing chess. There was a
knock at the door and Mr. White answered it to let the man in. His name was
Sergeant-Major Morris. He sat down in the seat nearest the fire, and after
several glasses of whiskey he began to talk. He talked about some of his war
experiences, and then of India.
His last story was about a magical mummified monkey's paw. The
sergeant-major tells the family that the old dried out ...

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back to life, but
nothing happens so they go to sleep. They are sleeping when they hear a
knocking sound at their front door. Mrs. White goes downstairs to answer the
door even though Mr. White told her not to answer the door. Mrs. White
approached the door while Mr. White looked for the monkey's paw.
At the very moment Mr. White unlocked the door Mr. White found the
monkey's paw and made his third and final wish. Just as he made his wish the
knocking stopped, and his wife opened the door. What was the last wish? The
author never really says, but one can assume that he wished he had never made
his second wish. The end of the story is open and leaves you to come up with an
end of your own.
In conclusion, the story line was well written and cleverly thought out.
With the three wishes as the main parts of the story; the author was able to
lead you one way and then suddenly change direction. I think that using a
monkey's paw instead of a lamp was creative, and that people ...

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Added: 3/31/2006 12:18:20 PM
Category: English
Type: Free Paper
Words: 424
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