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The Monkey's Paw
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What is the setting at the beginning of the story?
Warm and toasty inside but cold and wet outside
What kind of mood does the setting suggest?
What does the Mr. White pose when he tells Morris that the paw is no good to him any longer?
"What do you keep it for?"
What do you think Mr. White has in mind?
If he can have the paw, himself
What was the 3rd wish of the first owner?
What does this wish tell you about the paw?
It twists your wishes around
What does Sergeant Morris do with the paw?
Throw it in the fire
Why do you think he does this?
It caused him great suffering
How does the family react after Mr. White makes his first wish?
They were startled
What can you infer from their behavior?
They were unsure what to think
How does the author describe the atmosphere as the family sits down by the fire before going to bed?
Why do you think they are so unusually quiet and solemn?
They were worried
Whom does Mrs. White see outside?
A creepy man
Why do you think the man was described in this way?
To show he has money
What does the mysterious man tell Mrs. White?
That Herbert was in an accident
What does the man mean when he says Mrs. White's son "is not in any pain"?
That he died
What does the mysterious man offer the Whites?
Why is this significant?
That was the amount that he wished for
What does Mrs. White want her husband to do?
Wish for Herbert to come back
What does this desire tell you about her?
She loved her son
What is the second wish?
That Herbert would come back to life
Do you think making this wish is a good idea?
What does Mr. White tell his wife when she insists she must open the door?
"Don't let it in!"
Why is Mr. White so insistent on keeping the door closed?
So he could find the monkey paw
What do the door open and the deserted road at the end of the story reveal?
Herbert was gone
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