The Monkey's Paw

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In the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw,” by W.W. Jacobs, there are four characters: an older boy (Herbert), Herbert’s two parents (Mr. and Mrs. White), and a soldier (Sergeant-Major Morris). The setting takes place in the early 1900s at a house in an “out-of-the-way” area of England. One of the main characters in the story, Mrs. White, is dynamic in the way that she evolves over time. When Mr. White complains about losing to his son in chess, Mrs. White said soothingly, “Never mind dear perhaps you’ll win next time.” In this beginning, Mrs. White appears calm and relaxed, as she is “soothing” toward her husband. She is not tense but rather comforting. As the story progresses, Mrs. White realizes that she can bring back her son from the dead.

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