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Great Resources to Analyze “The Monkey’s Paw” Short Story


The Monkey’s Paw” is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey’s hand, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

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The Monkey’s Paw Exercises

Read the statement and Choose what character said or did this

  1. Sergeant-Major Morris
  2. Herbert White
  3. White
  4. White


  1. Who threw the monkey´s paw into the fire?____________________
  2. Who came for a visit?:_____________________________________
  3. Who was a soldier?_______________________________________
  4. Who wished for the two thousand pounds?_________________________
  5. Who died in a machinery accident?________________________________
  6. Who said the second with?_____________________________________
  7. Who said this:
    1. “Well, wish for two hundred pounds”:_________________________
    2. “If you keep it, don’t blame me for what happens”:___________________
    3. “Well don’t break into the money before I come back,”:_________________
    4. “You’re afraid of your own son”:____________________


Resources for Analysis

  1. The Monkey’s Paw (
  2. The Monkey’s Paw Summary and Analysis (
  3. The Monkey’s Paw Summary and Analysis (


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