In "The Monkey's Paw," does the family name of "White" have any deeper meaning?
The family name of "White" could have several deeper meanings. For example, the central conflict of the story is a cursed object -- the titular Monkey's Paw -- that was imbued with magic in India. For the stolid, simple upper-middle-class family of the Whites, the foreign land of India represented something strange and mysterious; their name, representative...
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