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Short Stories

“The Monkey’s Paw”


Bell Work

Draw a plot line for “The Monkey’s Paw.” Be sure that you can answer the following answers using your plot line:

What do we learn in the introduction?

What incident begins the conflict and action?

What is the moment of greatest intensity or suspense?

How is the conflict resolved? Is it resolved?


Shape of the Day

Bell Work

Short Story Terms

“The Monkey’s Paw” Literary Grid


Introduction: Cold and wet outside, England, Sergeant Morris returned from India, Set in a cozy house belonging to the White family, Sergeant Morris has a monkey’s paw, the White family: Herbert, Mr. and Mrs. White

Initiating Action: Mr. White takes the paw, even though Sergeant Morris discourages it.

Rising Action: Mr. White wishes for 200 pounds, Herbert dies as a result, they get the money, Mrs. White wants Herbert back so Mr. White makes a wish for him to return

Climax: There is knocking at the door that Mr. and Mrs. White think is coming from Herbert/ zombie Herbert


Falling Action: Mr. White wishes that Herbert would go back to the grave, Mr. White goes downstairs to check

Resolution: When


. White opens the door, they see an empty street



Short Story Terms


: This is a device which hints or warns of events to happen later in the story. Foreshadowing can prepare the reader for the climax, resolutions or changes in character. It can also serve to heighten anticipation by hinting at coming events.

Example: Bambi’s mother warns him that there is no greater danger in the forest than mankind.

Can you think of examples from “The Monkey’s Paw”?


Short Story Terms


: Choosing words to create a strong picture or image in the reader’s mind. Although most often a visual picture, it can also relate to any of the other senses (taste, touch, hearing, smell).

Example: Her eyes were the


of the Aegean Sea and sparkled like radiant diamonds.


Try it yourself!

Write a few sentences that use imagery. Remember, you can also appeal to senses other than sight.


Literary Grid

“The Monkey’s Paw”

Title/ Author

: “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs


: The White’s house in England, a rainy day, takes place mostly at night, 19


Century or early




Character/ Character Traits




Mrs. White

: Loving mother, desperate to have her son back, wants money for the mortgage, curious, married to


, mother of Herbert. (Round and dynamic)

Sergeant Morris

: Courageous, cautious, in the military, gave the Whites the monkey’s paw, adventurous (Static)



Son of Mr. and Mrs. White, died in a machine accident at Maw and


, curious about the paw (static)

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