Study Guide

The Monkey's Paw Characters

By W.W. Jacobs

Mr. White

Mr. White is the elderly man who buys the monkey's paw and uses it to wish for two hundred pounds...

Mrs. White

Mrs. White is a strong woman, and the narrator even says she's smarter than her husband. We get...

Herbert White

We don't know much about Herbert White. How old is he? Why is he still living with his parents?...

Sergeant-Major Morris

We don't know much about Sergeant-Major Morris, but we don't trust him. He is described as...

The Man from Maw and Meggins

This is perhaps the most mysterious character in the story. He wears fancy clothes and works for...

The Monkey

Poor monkey! Somebody cut off its paw to make a possibly magical bad luck charm. This critter is...