The Monkey's Paw
Terms in this set (28)
who is the author?
who is the protagonist?
is Mr. White flat or round?
what were Mr.White's characteristics?
father, competitive, friendly, curious, naive, persuasive,risk taker, cautious, reserved, protective, regretful, supersticious, depressed, afraid
Who is Mr. and Mrs. Whites son?
what are Herbert's characteristics?
son, clever, skeptical, reckless, smart, sarcastic, hard-working
is Herbert flat or round?
who is the antagonist?
is Mrs. White round or flat?
what are some of Mrs. Whites chararacteristics?
confident, bossy, fearless, patient, loving, proud, hysterical, determined, demanding, depressed
is mrs.white static or dynamic?
dynamic- starts off happy and ends up depressed, wasnt supersticious but was at the end
is sergeant major morris round or flat?
what are some of sergeant major morris's chararacteristics?
brave, dramatic, cautious, fearful, mysterious, supersticious
is sergeant major morris static or dynamic?
when does the story take place?
late 1800's - early1900's
what kind of enviornment are they in?
middle of nowhere (creates spookiness), inside is safe and warm, outside is dangerous and scary
what country does the story take place in?
what is the point of view?
third person- omniscient (narrator can see into mind of all characters)
what is the main conflict?
man vs. supernatural (whites vs. monkey's paw)
what is a minor conflict?
mr.white vs mrs.white
what is the inciting incident?
when Sergeant Morris brought up the monkey's paw
what game are Mr. White and Herbert playing at the beginning of the story?
what is the climax?
when Mr. White makes his first wish on the monkey's paw because that is the the trigger for all of the problems later in the story
what is the resolution?
later a man comes to their home and says Herbert died and they get 200 pounds. They bury Herbert then go home and mourn.
what is the denouement?
Mrs. White wishes Herbert back alive. There was a knock on the door. Mrs. WHite starts undoing the locks and bolts to open it. Mr. White wishes Herbert dead again.
what is an example of dramatic irony?
Herbert dying (not expected)
what is the theme?
people who mess with fate could suffer negative consequences
what are examples of foreshadowing?
Sergeant warns Whites several times about the monkeys paw. Herbert says, (well i dont see the money and i suspect i never shall.". Herbert sees the scary faces in the fire.