The Canterville Ghost. CHAPTER I. When the American, Mr Otis, bought Canterville Castle, everyone told him that this was very fool- ish, as the place was . 7/8/ The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his The story was well known at the time, though, of. The Canterville Ghost Summary + Brief Summary_By Satyajeet(CBSE) - Read online. It's The Summary Of The Famous Book "The Canterville Ghost" -Oscar Wilde Now On CBSE In The Canterville Ghost - Key to freezovralomi.cf Uploaded by.
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ead er s. Young Readers. The Canterville. Ghost. Oscar Wilde. Illustrated by. Gustavo there is a ghost in this house. Circle the correct words to tell the story. This ungraded summary is for the teacher's use only In The Canterville Ghost, Oscar Wilde (–), is telling a new version of the classic ghost story. Complete summary of Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost. eNotes plot Download The Canterville Ghost Study Guide. Subscribe print Print; document PDF.
Sir Simon schemes, but even as his costumes become increasingly gruesome, his antics do nothing to scare his house guests, and the Otises succeed in foiling him every time. He falls victim to trip wires, pea shooters, butter-slides, and falling buckets of water.
In a particularly comical scene, he is frightened by the sight of a ghost, rigged up by the mischievous twins. During the course of the story, as narrated by Sir Simon, we come to understand the complexity of the ghosts emotions. We see him brave, frightening, distressed, scared, and finally, depressed and weak.
He exposes his vulnerability during an encounter with Virginia, Mr. Otis fifteen-year-old daughter.
Virginia is different from everyone else in the family, and Sir Simon recognizes this fact. He tells her that he has not slept in three hundred years and wants desperately to do so. The ghost reveals to Virginia the tragic tale of his wife, Lady Eleanor de Canterville. Unlike the rest of her family, Virginia does not dismiss the ghost.
She takes him seriously; she listens to him and learns an important lesson, as well as the true meaning behind a riddle. Sir Simon de Canterville says that she must weep for him for he has no tears; she must pray for him for he has no faith and then she must accompany him to the angel of death and beg for Death's mercy upon Sir Simon.
She does weep for him and pray for him, and she disappears with Sir Simon through the wainscoting and goes with him to the Garden of Death and bids the ghost farewell. Then she reappears at midnight, through a panel in the wall, carrying jewels and news that Sir Simon has passed on to the next world and no longer resides in the house.
Virginias ability to accept Sir Simon leads to her enlightenment; Sir Simon, she tells her husband several years later, helped her understand what Life is what Death signifies, and why Love is stronger than both. The novel begins with a warning to the Otis family, who wants to move into the Canterville chase.
Otis ignores the warning and moves his family into the mansion anyway. Otis noticed a dull red stain on the floor just by the fireplace and ordered Mrs. Umney to clean the stain.
Umney explained that the blood stain dated back to the day lady E leanore D e Canterville was murdered by her husband, Sir Simon Canterville and it could not be removed.
Next day in the morning however the bloodstain that Washington removed is back. It was rubbed again and again but it kept appearing. The ghost has the ability to change forms. So he takes the role of various ghostly apparitions, after trying to scare the Otis family several times.
The ghost failed and becomes extremely sad. When Mrs Otis notices a mysterious red mark on the floor, she simply replies that " she does not at all care for blood stains in the sitting room".
When Mrs Umney informs Mrs Otis that the blood stain is indeed evidence of the ghost and cannot be removed, Washington Otis, the eldest son, suggests that the stain will be removed with Pinkerton's Champion Stain Remover and Paragon Detergent: a quick fix, like the Tammany Rising Sun Lubricator, and a practical way of dealing with the problem.
Wilde describes Mrs Otis as "a very handsome middle-aged woman" who has been "a celebrated New York belle". Her expression of "modern" American culture surfaces when she immediately resorts to giving the ghost "Doctor Dobell's tincture", thinking he was screaming due to indigestion at the family's second encounter with the ghost, and when she expresses an interest in joining the Psychical Society to help her understand the ghost.
Mrs Otis is given Wilde's highest praise when he says: "Indeed, in many respects, she was quite English He assumes a series of dramatic roles in his failed attempts to impress and terrify the Otises, making it easy to imagine him as a comical character in a stage play. The ghost has the ability to change forms, so he taps into his repertoire of tricks. He takes the role of ghostly apparitions such as a Headless Earl, a Strangled Babe, the Blood-Sucker of Bexley Moor, Suicide's Skeleton, and the Corpse-Snatcher of Chertsey Barn, all having succeeded in horrifying previous castle residents over the centuries.
But none of them works with these Americans. Sir Simon schemes, but even as his costumes become increasingly gruesome, his antics do nothing to scare his house guests, and the Otises beat him every time.
He falls victim to tripwires , peashooters , butter-slides, and falling buckets of water. In a particularly comical scene, he is frightened by the sight of a "ghost" rigged up by the mischievous twins. During the course of the story, as narrated from Sir Simon's viewpoint, he tells us the complexity of the ghost's emotions: he sees himself brave, frightening, distressed, scared, and finally, depressed and weak. He exposes his vulnerability during an encounter with Virginia, the Otis's fifteen-year-old daughter.
Virginia is different from everyone else in the family, and Sir Simon recognises this. He tells her that he has not slept in three hundred years and wants desperately to do so. The ghost reveals to Virginia the tragic tale of his wife, Lady Eleanor de Canterville. Unlike the rest of her family, Virginia does not dismiss the ghost. She takes him seriously, she listens to him and learns an important lesson, as well as the true meaning behind a riddle.