The Question and Answer section for The Monkey’s Paw is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Mr. White tries to cheat his son Herbert during chess. This suggests that Mr. White might cheat or change his fortune.
Mr. White was trying to distract his son from seeing his bad move in a game of chess.
Mr. White seems reckless in his game of chess. He makes an impulsive move and pays the price. This represents his impulsive recklessness when dealing with the monkey paw. Mr. White is also dishonest because he tries to distract his son from the...