The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

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In "The Monkey's Paw," does the family name of "White" have any deeper meaning?

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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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