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By: W. W. Jacobs 1863-1943 (View Video).  In this story a family leans the truth behind a mysterious monkey’s paw.  People may try to verify the truth.

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1 By: W. W. Jacobs (View Video)

2  In this story a family leans the truth behind a mysterious monkey’s paw.  People may try to verify the truth by___________.  As you read try to find what the characters say to explain the truth behind the monkey’s paw

3  Grave (adj) – very serious and worrying.  Maligned (adj) – spoken badly about  Credulity (n) – to believe something to soon  Furtively(adj) – secretly  Apathy (n) – lacking interest  Oppressive (adj) – causing great discomfort

4  The story tells of an eerie object that arrives in England from India.

5  Comprehend - understand  Concrete – solid  Confirm – verify  Context – part of  Differentiate – to make different

6  Discern – to see  Evaluate – solve  Evidence – proof  Improbable – not likely  Objective - intention  Perception –a view point  Reality – truth  Subjective – questionable  Uncertainly – not sure  Verify – prove it

7  Exposition : the writer gives background information about a character.  Rising Action: events that occur to intensify the conflict.  Climax: most exciting part and conflict is about to be resolved  Falling Action: tension lessens  Resolution: final outcome of the conflict

8  Gives the reader hints to upcoming events…..  Like leaving a door open?


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