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A Haunted House

The short story "A Haunted House," written by Virginia Woolf, is not necessarily a ghost story, but the narrator experiences ghostly occurrences in the house she shares with her husband. As the...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2018 6:21 pm UTC

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In Woolf's short story "A Haunted House," the author explores the permanence of love through the existence of the two ghosts. Unlike conventional ghost stories, the ghosts of the dead couple are...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018 2:29 pm UTC

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The climax or the turning point in a story is usually a moment of the greatest intensity, when a major shift occurs in the plot or when something of importance takes place that affects the reader's...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2011 4:14 pm UTC

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Virginia Woolf's "A Haunted House" explores the lives of the narrator and her husband, who live in a home alongside two ghosts. The ghosts are searching the house, on the hunt for something they've...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 2:39 pm UTC

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With her characteristic stream-of-consciousness narration employed for all the personages of this narrative, Virginia Woolf creates a ghostly and melodramatic tone to her story about the return of...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2015 3:43 pm UTC

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The setting is a house where a couple once lived. They are dead now and revisiting as ghosts. They tour the drawing room (what we would call the living room), the garden with its trees, and their...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 4:10 am UTC

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In my opinion, the central character in Virginia Woolf's short story, "A Haunted House" is the narrator, presumably the married woman who lives in the house the two ghosts shared together when they...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2010 11:44 pm UTC

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You can find a summary of Virginia Woolf's "A Haunted House" if you go to the link I've attached at the bottom of my answer. Most of Virginia Woolf's can be difficult to understand because she...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2010 11:48 pm UTC

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Woolf holds a fairly interesting view about death in her story. Rather than present it as a force that eliminates life or negates it, she depicts it as a tool to further appreciate life and the...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2011 8:05 pm UTC

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A main contrast between the living couple and the ghostly couple is that the ghostly couple are back in the house searching for something while the living couple are simply going about their life....

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019 1:18 am UTC

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The narrator of Virginia Woolf's short story, "A Haunted House", is most probably a married woman who is living in a house formerly occupied by the ghost couple when they were living. Virginia...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2010 11:40 pm UTC

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Virginia Woolf’s story centers on two married couples, one alive and one dead, who co-inhabit the same titular house. Each couple consists of a man and a woman. The narrator is the Living Wife, who...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2019 11:25 pm UTC

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Think about the conflicts in your own life for a minute. Have you ever had an argument with one of your parents? That is an external conflict, with another person. Have you ever had to battle...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 12:05 am UTC

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Probably the first thing most readers would notice in Woolf's "A Haunted House" is the uncertain or indefinite point of view from which the story is told. It is unclear at first, and throughout...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2019 5:34 am UTC

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You can find that information right here on eNotes! I have included a link and also included my own summary here for you. The narrator of the story admits that, upon waking, anyone in the house...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2009 2:58 am UTC

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