The Monkey’s Paw
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The Monkey’s Pawby W. W. Jacobs

“Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it.”

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Fairy Tale/Short Story Elements

Plot

Conflict

Exposition

Rising Action

Climax

Falling Action

Resolution

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Conflict is essential to the plot to add tension, create depth for characters, and hold the reader’s attention

Plot Devices

Foreshadowing adds tension and suspense

Details that hint at upcoming events

Flashback provides background information

An interruption in the plot to describe a past event

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Predictions

Your logical ideas about what you think will happen next in the story.

To make predictions, you must:

Pay attention to story details

Use your prior knowledge and personal experiences

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Types of Personal Connections for Predictions:

Text to Text

Text to Media

Text to World

Text to Self

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Text to Text

We use knowledge of other stories or novels with similar plots to help us predict the outcome of the story.

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Text to Media

Use cultural knowledge and experiences with movies, television, music, video games, and other tangible media to help us connect to the story.

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Text to World

Use knowledge of current events and news in the political, social, economic, and environmental world to help us identify key issues in the story.

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Text to Self

Use knowledge of human nature and our personal life experiences (as well as those of our friends and family) to help us predict how characters will behave in the story.

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Big Question: Is There a Difference Between Reality and Truth?

Think about a disagreement you have had with someone in the past where you had opposite opinions, but each of you believed your argument was the truth.

How can we

verify

the truth?

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Think about your answers to the previous question as you read through the text.

Look for explanations the characters offer to explain the truth behind the events in “The Monkey’s Paw.”

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Key Vocabulary (p.30)

Grave

Maligned

Credulity

Furtively

Apathy

Oppressive

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Author: William

Wymark

Jacobs

Born September 8

th

, 1863

Civil clerk in the Post Office Savings Bank of London in 1879

Published first short story in 1885

Majority of work was humorous in tone

“The Monkey’s Paw” (1902) is his most macabre and horrifying tale, and the most popular

Died September 1

st

, 1943

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Historical context

The English East India Company settled in India by 1611 and exported tea and textiles to England. The English quickly became fascinated with Indian culture. Elephants, tigers, and monkeys were great novelties. Rajahs had outrageous wealth and many wives, fakirs did astonishing feats such as lying on beds of nails, and many people wore exotic clothing and jewelry. There were ornate temples and artwork, new foods, and unfamiliar beliefs along with dreadful diseases, poisonous snakes, and mysterious cults.

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Do

you agree or disagree with the following statements and why?

One should be content with his or her life as it is.

People should not play games with fate.

You should never be afraid to be the master of your destiny.

Nothing is ever truly free

.

***Honors: Read “The Monkey’s Paw” (p.30-42) for homework. Write down important words/details

that influence

the mood of the story.

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