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What is the external conflict in the monkey's paw?

An external conflict is between Mrs. White and Mr. White. They have to decide whether or not to use the paw a second time and resurrect their son.

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Also question is, what is internal and external conflict?

In fiction, 'internal conflict' refers to a character's internal struggle. A character might struggle with an emotional problem such as fear of intimacy or abandonment, for example. External conflict, on the other hand, refers to the conflicts between a character and external forces.

Subsequently, question is, what are the conflicts in the monkey's paw? The principal conflict in W.W. Jacobs short story "The Monkey's Paw" could be described as man vs. fate. Because the Whites accept the monkey's paw from the Sergeant-Major they become entwined in the fateful evil implicit in the paw.

Moreover, what is internal conflict in literature?

There are two types of conflict in literature: Internal conflict is within the character's mind. Internal conflict can be described as a struggle between opposing forces of desire or emotions within a person. External is a conflict between a character and an outside force.

What is the climax of the monkey's paw?

In "The Monkey's Paw," the climax occurs at the very end of the story when Mr. and Mrs. White hear the knock on the door after Mrs. White makes his final wish and the door opens to an empty street.

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