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					October 6, 2011
   DO NOW:
   Take out pen/pencil
   Put everything away
   Have a Lit. Book on desk
   When finished with quiz, put in basket
   Then, begin Pre-Reading assignment
Pre-reading Activity
   Look at the title, illustration and quote
    “If you keep it don’t blame me for what
    happens” on page 186.
   What do you think this story will be about?
    What role will the monkey’s paw play?
              DO NOT begin reading!!
Question:
   If you could have any three wishes what
    would they be?
   What might be a negative consequence of
    these wishes?
      The Monkey’s Paw

                        By
                    W.W. Jacobs
Obj: Use background information
and vocabulary to help interpret and
analyze story
Terms to Know
Mate




short for “checkmate,” the winning move in a chess game
Arabian Nights

A collection of ancient
tales from Arabia, India,
Persia, and other
countries; also know as
The Thousand and One
Nights. Many of the
stories involve wishes
and magic
Pounds
British money – 200 hundred pounds would be worth
about 1,000 dollars at the time of the story




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liability
Legal responsibility for damage or loss
About the Author – W.W. Jacobs
 Born in England
 Full name William Wymark Jacobs
 His father worked on the shipping docks
 Because of this experience most of W.W.
Jacobs stories are humorous seafaring tales
 He wrote more than 150 stories
 “The Monkey’s Paw” is his most famous story
                                              1863-1943
Characters
   Mr. and Mrs. White (residents of the home)
   Their son, Herbert, who is 19.
   Sergeant Major Morris – a friend who
    served in the British Army in India for 21
    years
   A Stranger
October 7, 2011
   DO NOW:
       Make sure you have a Literature Textbook
       Take out ISN
The Setting
   The story takes place in an English suburb
    in the White family’s home.
   It is around the year 1920
   The first scene opens on a dark and stormy
    winter night
   A guest arrives at the house
Literature Terms pg. 12
   SUSPENSE:
    the uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels
    about what will happen next.

    Look for examples of how the writer creates
    suspense in “The Monkey’s Paw”.
After reading questions
   What is the mood at the beginning of the
    story?
   How does the author set the mood?
   How does the first owner’s wish
    foreshadow what is to come?
   How does Morris’s statement “I’m warning
    you, you won’t like the consequences.” add
    to the suspense?
Summary
 Summarize “The Monkey’s Paw”
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
 Remember to include the mood of the
  story.
 Discuss one use of foreshadowing.
 Discuss at least two examples of suspense
 Once finished… read the beginning of the
  short story and see how it is different

				
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