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The Monkey's Paw | Study Guide

W. W. Jacobs

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The Monkey's Paw | Characters

Character Description
Mr. White Mr. White is the father of the family and the one who makes the wishes. Read More
Mrs. White Mrs. White is the mother of the family, who drives the later wishes. Read More
Sergeant-Major Morris Sergeant-Major Morris visits the Whites and brings the monkey's paw into their lives, although he warns them about it; thus he is the catalyst for the story. He is a career military man, having served 21 years in India.
The representative Herbert's work sends a representative to inform the Whites about Herbert's death.
Herbert White Herbert White is the Whites' only living child, high-spirited and a bit of a joker. He dies in an industrial accident.
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