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In "The Canterville Ghost", why did the author show Sir Simon's appearance...

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sros | Student, Undergraduate

Posted November 21, 2008 at 8:10 PM via web

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In "The Canterville Ghost", why did the author show Sir Simon's appearance with heavy metal chains around his body?

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted November 21, 2008 at 8:55 PM (Answer #1)

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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 of the living and the dead. It is Virginia's prayer for him to be forgiven which finally sets him free.

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vedantsood | Student, Grade 11

Posted June 14, 2012 at 4:21 PM (Answer #2)

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to make him look furious

 

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