The Monkey's Paw is a story about fate. Every wish that was made had a consequence. Shown by the man who had his first three wishes. We are not sure what his first two were ,but the last was for death. This is also shown when Mr. White had the paw and wished for two hundred pounds. The consequence of this was the death of his son Herbert. The second wish he had was to bring his son back to life this was a request from his wife which he did ,but he knew what ever is coming is not his son. The final wish he had was for what ever was at his door would be gone , but after this we not sure what happen to Mr. and Mrs. White so their fate is unknown.