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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Fifteen-year-old Virginia accidentally discovers the hiding place of Sir Simon, the ghost haunting Canterville Hall, after she has been out riding with the Duke of Chesire, who is in love with her....

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The high-spirited American twins play quite a few tricks on the poor Canterville ghost, who can't cope with the Yankee spirit of can-do practicality that invades his ancestral English home with the...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville ghost did really kill his wife. When the sweet Virginia asks him about it, he says: 'Well, I quite admit it,' said the ghost, 'but my wife was not very nice, you know, and she...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Virginia's eyes grow dim with tears after the funeral for the Canterville ghost because she remembers his description of the Garden of Death. The ghost had earlier painted a picture for her of this...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville ghost appears in various forms. The story even mentions that the ghost takes on the form of "Headless Earl" to frighten residents of the house. That makes it difficult to describe...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    "Exposition" is English teacher language for introduction. Chapter one of "The Canterville Ghost" serves as the exposition (introduction) to the rest of the story, because it gives the reader key...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    No, Virginia was not really lost. She allowed the ghost to take her to "a great black cavern" so she could weep and pray for the angel of mercy to allow the ghost to die. The ghost had explained...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The main characters in "The Canterville" ghost come down to two groups. One group is the Otis family. The other group is Sir Simon, the Canterville Ghost. Sir Simon has been haunting the house...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In The Canterville Ghost, Oscar Wilde turns the ghost story on its head. Instead of the ghost scaring the new residents of Canterville Hall, they scare him. These new residents are Americans, the...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville ghost makes many attempts to frighten the Otis family when they move into his ancestral home. He spills “blood” on the floor by the fireplace in the library, dresses up in...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    First off, some basic details about Virginia. She is the daughter of the Otis family. She's obviously a female. She has blue eyes and is fifteen years old. She must be quite beautiful, because...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    "The Canterville Ghost" is a hilarious short story written by Oscar Wilde. It is about the American Otis family and their recent move into a haunted mansion. The mansion is haunted by Sir Simon's...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The plans made by Sir Simon the ghost are fairly standard ghost practices. Sir Simon starts out his haunting of the house by manipulating a blood stain in the carpet. Sir Simon himself doesn't...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville Ghost, otherwise known as Sir Simon, planned to take his revenge on the Otis family is the standard ghostly fashion. He plans to scare them out of his house. Many, many years ago,...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Oscar Wilde's story "The Canterville Ghost" is a humorous parody of American and British upper class behavior. In the story, Hiram B. Otis, the United States ambassador to England, purchases a...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In the story "The Canterville Ghost," a main trait of the British is to believe in the historical superstitions of the house right away. The British owners know about the ghost and take it at face...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    I do not think that it is the changing color of the blood stain that begins to change the Otis family's belief in the ghost. I believe it is simply the blood stain itself that causes a change in...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville ghost tries to salvage his reputation by adopting increasingly fantastic ghostly personas aimed at scaring the living daylights out of the Otis family. He decides that he will make...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The reason that Mr. Otis is annoyed could be referencing two different early locations in the story. The blood stain in the floor is annoying, especially after he tried three times to get rid of...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    I am going to assume that you mean the ghost's first appearance to the Otis family. The ghost has been active for about 300 years and has appeared in various forms in order to affect the right...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Putting a physical description of the ghost is a bit difficult. That's because as a ghost he has appeared in multiple different forms in order to get the best scare out of people. He's been a...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Otises are convinced that there is no ghost in the Canterville house. The stories are not enough to convince them, and the weird noises don't sell them on the existence of the ghost either....

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The first appearance of the Canterville Ghost occurs after Washington Otis declares that special stain remover will get rid of the blood stain that has been there since the 1500s. The stain is...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    That is a tough question, because Oscar Wilde wrote a great story. It's hilarious because of the way that he wrote it. At first the reader believes that a standard, creepy ghost story is going to...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The characters in Oscar Wilde’s story The Canterville Ghost include Mr. Hiram B. Otis, “the American Minister,” whose family moves into Canterville Chase, his wife, teenage daughter Virginia,...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    One of the basic conflicts in The Canterville Ghost is the collision between modernity and antiquity. The ghost represents the remnants of the past. The manner in which Sir Simon would easily...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    At this point in the story, Virginia initially believes that the figure in the Tapestry Chamber is her mother's maid, working in that room as she did on occasion. However, upon further inspection,...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    dont know

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Oscar Wilde's Canterville Ghost, the Otis family, generally speaking, strikes me as anything but crazy. As I see it, the purpose of the Otis family is meant to create a contrast between American...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    even though he tried to fright the otises with his ghostly apparitions, he is considered as the protagonist

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Ans: The characters in Oscar Wilde’s story The Canterville Ghost include Mr. Hiram B. Otis, “the American Minister,” whose family moves into Canterville Chase, his wife, teenage daughter...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    *The bloodstain in the sitting room and mysterios noises. *simon the ghost succeded in horrifying and terrifying which leads to madness and suicide.

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Oscar Wilde's short story "The Canterville Ghost" depicts the conflicts Horace B. Otis faces after he purchases the Canterville Chase (a haunted house). Questions one could ask, which would give...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Mr. hiram otis bought the canterville chase instead of being warned by lord canterville that it was haunted ...as he did not believed in ghosts. He belonged from a modern american family and did...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The ghost: The ghost of the castle for centuries. He was Sir Simon de Canterville and died in 1584, his spirit still haunts the Chase. His aspect is very terrible: “He is an old man, his eyes...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    it's the cast of the ghost

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    “The Canterville Ghost” is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and an American ambassador named Mr. Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    His wife's brothers punished Sir Simon for causing her death by chaining him to a wall and letting him starve to death. The chains are also with him in spirit since he is caught between the realm...

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