The Monkey's Paw Book Report

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The Monkey's Paw (1902) By: W.W. Jacobs About the Author W.W. Jacobs full name is William Wymark Jacobs. He was an Eglish Author who wrote mostly humorous stories, but is well known for his horror story, The Monkey’s Paw. He was born on September 8, 1863, in Wapping, UK. He attended Birkbeck, University of London, and wrote 17 pieces of literature. He died on September 1, 1943 in Islington, UK. Most likely from old age, at the age of 80. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._W._Jacobs http://americanliterature.com/author/w-w-jacobs/bio-books-stories Synopsis The Monkey’s Paw was about an old age couple and their son, who meet an old family friend. The friend happens to be a soldier that just came back from India. The family talks about…show more content…
The servant loved the old man but could not take his eye, so one day he decided that he would kill the old man. For seven days just at midnight the servant would take an hour to creep in and shin a thin ray of light on the old man’s eye. Then on the 8th night the old man woke up and was frightened by the light, but the servant stood completely still and when he thought that old man went back to sleep the servant suffocated him with the sheet. Once dead the servant chopped up the old man and placed him under the floor boards. The next morning a neighbor had complained about a scream and the police showed up. The servant played it cool and said it was merely him having a nightmare, and the old man was out of town. The police believed him and just hung out in the bedroom, but the servant’s anxiety was building and the beating of the old mans heart grew until the servant lost his mind and turned himself…show more content…
The wives of the two men investigating at her house find her half done kitchen and infer that she was in a hurry. They also find a quilt with messed up stitching. From that they infer that she was having a fight with her husband. Then they find a beaten up bird cage and a strangled little bird in a box. The two wives then uncover it all, her husband didn't like her singing to the bird so he strangled. In return she strangled him. They decide not to show their husbands because that would convict her right away. Since the husbands could not find any evidence to convict her she probably wouldn't be
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