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"The Monkey's Paw"

short story

Author of "The Monkey's Paw" W.W. Jacobs
Point of View Third person objective
Setting Night, cold, wet- country villa
Protagonist Mr. White
Antagonist Herbert(beats at chess), Wife(mocks), Paw(wishes), Sergeant Major Morris(talks about paw)
symbol door (good on the inside and bad on the outside)
Theme Fate ruled people's lives, those who interfered with it do so to their sorrow
symbol fire ( shows horrible monkey face, hypnotic)
Person vs. Person Mr. White vs. Herbert (chess) and Mr. White vs. Sergeant Major Morris
Person vs. Self Mr. White vs. self wishes (why? or why not?)
Person vs. Nature Whites vs. weather outside
Person vs. fate three wishes - Mr. White and Sergeant Major Morris - wishes
Person vs. Machine Herbert vs. machine at work and the White's vs. the door
Person vs. Society Mr. White vs. house payment and Mr. White vs. the law firm (200 pound payment)
Person vs. Unknown Mr. White vs. pounding on the door ( is Herbert the wind?)
Allusion biblical allusion to the number 3. the holy trinity
Created by: Mrs.Aloisio
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