Compare and contrast any two characters of "The Canterville Ghost." 

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I hope that it is okay to compare and contrast three characters.  I would like compare and contrast Virginia Otis and the Otis twins.  For the sake of simplicity though, I am going to refer to the twins as a single character though.  They do everything together, and there isn't...

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I hope that it is okay to compare and contrast three characters.  I would like compare and contrast Virginia Otis and the Otis twins.  For the sake of simplicity though, I am going to refer to the twins as a single character though.  They do everything together, and there isn't much difference between the two.  

Honestly, the twins are completely different from Virginia Otis, but I can find some surface level similarities.  Both Virginia and the twins are related to Mr. and Mrs. Otis.  Both characters are relatively young.  Virginia is older, but she is only fifteen.  Lastly, Virginia and the twins are also quite interested in the ghost of Sir Simon.  

The interest in the ghost is where all of the differences between those characters begin.  The Otis twins are immediately excited about the prospect of a ghost, and they revel in being as antagonistic as possible to Sir Simon.  At no point do they consider empathizing with Sir Simon.  Virginia, on the other hand, is a perfectly behaved child.  She doesn't participate in her family's schemes to antagonize Sir Simon, and she doesn't automatically assume that Sir Simon deserves their dislike.  Virginia does quite the opposite.  She pities the ghost and offers to help him.  Where the twins are loud, annoying, and able to strike fear in Sir Simon, Virginia is calm, sweet, and able to earn Sir Simon's trust.  

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