Table of Contents
- 1 When Morris was asked about the monkeys paw Why did he dismiss the question offhandedly?
- 2 What was the story that was told by Sergeant Major Morris?
- 3 What kind of spell did the fakir put on the paw Why?
- 4 Why does Mr White wish for two hundred pounds in the monkey’s paw?
- 5 Who is to blame for the death of Herbert?
- 6 Why does Sergeant Major Morris not want to talk about or show the white family the monkeys paw?
- 7 Why did Mr White not help his wife to open the door?
- 8 Why does Mr White fear his son again?
When Morris was asked about the monkeys paw Why did he dismiss the question offhandedly?
Sergeant Morris who was asked about the Monkey’s paw didnt dismiss that specific question offhandedly rather he was trying to dowmplay the importance of the monkey’s paw since he was in India and had been seeing many things related to magic which made him get used to it.
What was the story that was told by Sergeant Major Morris?
Sergeant-Major Morris White from dreaming of India, suggesting that life is better and simpler at home in England. He throws the monkey’s paw into the fire and urges Mr. White not to make any wishes, but he ultimately tells him exactly how to make a wish.
What kind of spell did the fakir put on the paw Why?
“It had a spell put on it by an old fakir,” said the sergeant-major, “a very holy man. He wanted to show that fate ruled people’s lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow. He put a spell on it so that three separate men could each have three wishes from it.”
What does Sergeant Major Morris tell the family about the monkey’s paw?
Reluctantly, Sergeant Morris tells them that the paw had a spell put on it by an old “fakir” (religious man) who wanted to use it to teach people about the power of fate. Specifically, he wanted to show people that interfering with fate has serious consequences.
Why did the fakir want to get rid of the monkey’s paw?
He (the fakir) wanted to show that fate ruled people’s lives, and that those who interfered with it did so to their sorrow. The fakir wanted to show people that they should not try to change their fate. They should be content with the life that they have been given and should not try too hard to change their lives.
Why does Mr White wish for two hundred pounds in the monkey’s paw?
Mr. White says he has everything he wants and isn’t sure what to wish for. Herbert says that two hundred pounds would enable them to pay off the money owed for the house. White wishes aloud for two hundred pounds as Herbert accompanies him with melodramatic chords played on the piano.
Who is to blame for the death of Herbert?
Morris is the man who introduces the Whites to the monkey’s paw. If we believe that the paw is responsible for Herbert’s death, then Morris seems like a villain for selling a paw he knows has evil powers. If we don’t believe in the paw, then he seems like a drunken man harmlessly telling tall tales.
Why does Sergeant Major Morris not want to talk about or show the white family the monkeys paw?
White does not heed Morris’s warning or respect his gesture by retrieving the paw from the fire. Since Morris threw the paw into the fire, it would be unfair to say that he gave Mr. White the paw. Morris did not even want to discuss the paw, let alone give it to his friend.
How many wishes could the monkey’s paw fulfill?
In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of The Monkey’s Paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate. It has been adapted many times in other media, including plays, films, TV series, operas, stories and comics, as early as 1903 and as recently as 2019.
What did the sergeant-major do after telling the family about the paw?
The sergeant-major throws the paw into the fire, and Mr. White quickly rescues it. The sergeant-major warns him three times to leave the paw alone, but he eventually explains how to make a wish on the paw.
Why did Mr White not help his wife to open the door?
White hear a knock at their door and realize that their son has come back from the dead. Mr. White refuses to help his wife open the front door because he does not want her to witness their son’s decrepit, zombie-like corpse and desperately needs to find the monkey’s paw in order to make his third wish.
Why does Mr White fear his son again?
Mr. White also probably felt a huge sense of guilt and dred at the possibility of facing his son after wishing for the money. White was afraid of the curse of the Monkey’s Paw and would rather live with the result of one bad wish than the result of more than one bad wish.