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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost" is a traditional ghost story for a few reasons. First, the story has a ghost, and he does try to do some haunting. Traditionally, the ghost is not completely...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    A chase is a hunting or game preserve. Canterville Hall or Canterville Chase is called a chase because it was once, and probably still is, a place where upper-class people would gather to hunt. It...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In "The Canterville Ghost," the ghost makes his first appearance to the Otis family in Chapter Two. Every member of the family is in bed after a busy day of driving and, around 1 a.m., Mr Otis is...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Mrs Otis's son is called Washington, a name that he resents because it was inspired by patriotism. In the story, he is physically described as a "fair-haired" and "rather good-looking young man"...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In the first chapter of "The Canterville Ghost," the Otis family moves into Canterville Chase and are welcomed to the house by the housekeeper, Mrs. Unmey. Shortly after their arrival, Mrs. Otis...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The tricks the twins play on the ghost border on cruelty and are "funny" in a slapstick, pie-in-the-face way. This humor is perhaps most reminiscent of the old "Three Stooges" show that has more or...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Six of "The Canterville Ghost," Virginia returns to her family after a brief disappearance, holding a box of jewels. She then explains how she came to be in possession of the jewels: I...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Cool question. I am not allowed to write it out word for word for you though. I will try and steer you in the right direction though. Based on how I read the writing prompt, it sounds like you...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Virginia in "The Canterville Ghost" is empathic, compassionate, active, courageous, gentle and pure. While her parents take a practical approach to the Ghost, scrubbing out the blood stains he...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Sir Simon, also known as the ghost, is one of the main characters in the story, "The Canterville Ghost." One of the strongest impressions of Sir Simon is that he has criminal tendencies. When he...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The pure Virginia helps the Ghost die and go to his final resting place in peace. In return, he gives her a casket of valuable Canterville family jewels. Virginia, being an American brought up on...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The ghost employs a number of tactics to scare the Otis family when they move into Canterville Chase. First of all, he uses the blood stain in the library to evoke a sense of mystery and fear. As...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    "The Canterville Ghost" ends with the marriage of Virginia Otis to Cecil, the Duke of Cheshire. After their honeymoon, the pair returns to Canterville Chase and Virginia has an inscription placed...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    On one level, "The Canterville Ghost" is a parody of the traditional ghost story. It makes fun of ghosts as frightening creatures by showing an American family, the Otises, completely unimpressed...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Six of "The Canterville Ghost," one of the twins notices that the withered almond tree has suddenly started to blossom. This event happens shortly after Virginia returns to her family...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Sir Simon's first meeting with Mr. Otis is hilarious. It's hilarious, because Mr. Otis's response is completely unexpected. The encounter starts off spooky enough. It is late at night, and...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The themes of love and death are intertwined in "The Canterville Ghost." Beneath the surface comedy of role reversal, in which the American Otis family frightens the ghost and not vice versa, lurks...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Five of "The Canterville Ghost," Virginia and the ghost meet unexpectedly in the Tapestry Chamber. As a result of their conversation, Virginia agrees to shed her tears for him and there...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Five of the "The Canterville Ghost," the ghost refers to the Garden of Death. According to his description, the garden is situated "far away beyond the pine woods," and has "soft brown...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter One of "The Canterville Ghost," Mrs Umney informs the Otis family of the history of the famous bloodstain. It is the blood of Lady Eleanore de Canterville, who was murdered on "that very...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In a story about a ghost, a reader might assume that the main antagonist is going to be the ghost. That's how "The Canterville Ghost" begins too. Sir Simon has been haunting the house for...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter One of "The Canterville Ghost," Lord Canterville sells his ancestral home, Canterville Chase, to Mr Otis. On the day of the sale, Lord Canterville feels duty-bound to inform Mr Otis that...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    While the question of whether or not the Ghost's antics are amusing is in the eye of the beholder, they are clearly designed for comic as well as pathetic effect. In other words, Wilde wants the...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    "The Canterville Ghost" makes fun of (parodies) the typical ghost story. In the typical story, a frightening ghost haunts an ancestral English hall, terrorizing the people who live there. In this...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Four of "The Canterville Ghost," Mr Otis writes a letter to Lord Canterville in which he conveys his family's belief "that the ghost has gone away." The Otises believe this because they...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The ghost that your question is referencing is Sir Simon de Canterville. He was one of the first owners of the Canterville Chase, which is the mansion that the Otis family has just bought. The...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    After the funeral two events occur, the chief of which is Virginia's marriage to the Duke of Cheshire. First, however, Lord Canterville insists that Virginia keep the magnificent heirloom jewels...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The ghost's job is to haunt and frighten whoever resides in Canterville Hall and one of his charming qualities is how seriously and earnestly he takes his job. He works hard at it and tries his...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville ghost plans to frighten the Otis family with all the tried and true methods of a classic ghost haunting an ancestral home. He will leave blood stains on the floor of the library,...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    Mr. Otis says that under the English laws of "mortmain" or perpetual ownership, the jewels are actually the property of Lord Canterville, even though Mr. Otis has purchased Canterville Hall. Mr....

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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
    Angels are messengers who travel forth between heaven and earth, interceding between God and humans. Virginia is called an angel because she intercedes on the ghost's behalf. She weeps the tears he...

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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
    In many ways, "The Canterville Ghost" is a classical example of a late-Victorian ghost story. This is due to its supernatural elements which are designed to spook the reader and contrast sharply...

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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 Chapter One of The Canterville Ghost, Mrs Umney reveals to the Otises the terrible tragedy of Canterville Chase. In 1575, Sir Simon de Canterville murdered his wife, Lady Eleanore, in the...

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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
    In Chapter Five of "The Canterville Ghost," the ghost meets Virginia in the Tapestry Chamber and asks her to pray for him. He asks this because he wants to enter the Garden of Death so that he can...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Five of "The Canterville Ghost," Virginia Otis plays a very important role in helping the ghost to find eternal peace in the Garden of Death. During her absence, her family are beside...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In Chapter Five of "The Canterville Ghost," Virginia Otis returns home after riding her horse and finds the ghost looking very depressed in the Tapestry Chamber. Her instinct is to run away but she...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville Ghost has a very rigid set of duties in the story. While we do not know the origin of these duties, they consist of a number of activities. First of all, the ghost is obliged to...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    In "The Canterville Ghost," Virginia Otis is very different from the other members of her family in two ways. First of all, she does not play tricks on the ghost, nor does she tease him in the same...

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  • The Canterville Ghost
    The Canterville ghost is both disheartened and angered by his inability to frighten the Otis family. Furthermore, they appear to mock the ghost by offering him medicine when he wails along the...

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