The Monkey’s Paw Characters

Sergeant-Morris He is a strapping army officer with a penchant for storytelling and traveling. He is intrigued by the mysterious and exotic things and especially loves his stays in India. He is the one who brings the paw and is most likely the last person to use it before Mr. White. He is aware of … Read more

Major Themes in The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs

Consequences Every action or word has a consequence that may or may not be desirable. That is an inviolable reality and the great the magnitude of action, greater is the magnitude of consequence. In the story, the characters meddle with great powers that are inexplicable and end paying consequences that life-altering. The first possessor ended … Read more

The Monkey’s Paw Analysis by W.W. Jacobs

This is a horror-fiction that employs third-person voice for narration. It is filled with dread, foreboding, tragedy and a sense of loss and desolation. The main conflict in the story is between Mr. White’s desire to fulfill his wishes and the monkey’s paw that can either be his prosperity or ruin his family and life. … Read more