One similarity is in both "Pandora's Box" and "The Monkey's Paw" both characters were very curious and they both ended up causing major problems. In "Pandora's Box" where Pandora opened the box and let evil flood the world causing problems all around In "The Monkey's Paw" Mr. White was curious to see if the paw worked and tested it by asking for money but causing that he caused his son to get all cut up in a machine.
One similarity in both "Pandora's Box" and "The Monkey's Paw" is that both characters had the exact description of the cool item. Then the person showing the item says they can't have it. This causes the characters to want to open or test it.
In both "Pandora's Box" and "The Monkey's Paw" curiosity ruled. but in "Pandora's Box" Pandora hid the box under her bed to try to stop her curiosity. On the other hand, in "The Monkey's Paw", the characters just left the paw out in the open
In both "Pandora's Box" Pandora had to secretly open the box. Where in "The Monkey's Paw" the solider said Mr. White could have it. The catch is though he has to be aware of the consequences., and wish carefully to not cause something bad