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Ch 4: Studying The Canterville Ghost

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  • The Canterville Ghost summary and genre
  • Analysis of the story's introduction and conclusion
  • The novel's characters, setting and theme
  • The role of Virginia Otis
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11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Studying The Canterville Ghost
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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Genre

1. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Genre

'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde is a light-hearted novella that parodies gothic horror as well as cultural differences between the United States and the United Kingdom. We'll summarize this fun, entertaining tale and learn more about its genre.

The Canterville Ghost: Introduction & Conclusion

2. The Canterville Ghost: Introduction & Conclusion

In Oscar Wilde's 'The Canterville Ghost,' the introduction and conclusion serve as bookends to the story. The Otis family appears as a brash and arrogant American family, and the conclusion shows how appearances can be deceiving.

Themes of The Canterville Ghost

3. Themes of The Canterville Ghost

In this lesson, we will dig up some of the more prominent themes found in Oscar Wilde's 'The Canterbury Ghost', a humorous, albeit thoughtful, short story.

The Canterville Ghost Chapter 1 Summary

4. The Canterville Ghost Chapter 1 Summary

If you are reading 'The Canterville Ghost' by Oscar Wilde, you might be wondering what the first chapter is all about. In this lesson, we will follow along as the main characters are introduced and as they experience the haunted house.

The Canterville Ghost Chapter 6 Summary

5. The Canterville Ghost Chapter 6 Summary

Chapter 6 of 'The Canterville Ghost' is packed with action and mystery. Virginia goes missing, and family members search high and low with no luck. Will they find her? Will the ghost chill out? Read on to get the answers.

Virginia Otis in The Canterville Ghost

6. Virginia Otis in The Canterville Ghost

Virginia Otis is the only daughter in the Otis family and the heroine in this story. We will explore what role she plays in the story and what kind of person she is.

The Canterville Ghost Characters & Setting

7. The Canterville Ghost Characters & Setting

Oscar Wilde uses a highly conventional setting for his comic ghost story 'The Canterville Ghost:' an old English manor. We'll take a closer look at the setting and the characters of this riotous novella in this lesson.

The Canterville Ghost Critical Appreciation, Criticism & Analysis

8. The Canterville Ghost Critical Appreciation, Criticism & Analysis

Written by the famous English author Oscar Wilde, 'The Canterville Ghost' is a humorous look at the antics of a ghost trying to get the attention of an American family living abroad. This lesson will look at some ways to analyze and appreciate the story.

The Canterville Ghost Chapter 3 Summary

9. The Canterville Ghost Chapter 3 Summary

In Chapter Three of 'The Canterville Ghost', the family continues to deal with the ghost as he tries and fails to scare them. In this lesson, find out what happens when he puts his plans into action.

The Canterville Ghost Chapter 2 Summary

10. The Canterville Ghost Chapter 2 Summary

If you are reading 'The Canterville Ghost', you may have noticed that Chapter Two is where we first learn of the ghost's true nature. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the important events from the chapter.

The Canterville Ghost Chapter 5 Summary

11. The Canterville Ghost Chapter 5 Summary

If you're reading Oscar Wilde's 'The Canterville Ghost,' you might be wondering what the devil just happened in Chapter 5. Don't worry, we've got you covered! In this lesson, we'll take a look at what goes down between Virginia and the ghost.

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