The Poet is describing himself as a person with an aching heart in this poem. The most important thing is that before describing the Ghost of the house, his own mental condition was discussed in this poem; question arises why? My own perception is that his aching heart led him towards Ghosts, not Ghosts which brings him towards an aching heart. Robert Frost can never write ‘Ghost House’ with joyful …show more content…
The Ghost which is associated with our fear is itself a victim of fear from two children in this story. A very frequent question will arise in our mind; why the author depicted ghost in such an awkward situation? When that ghost goes to scare Mr. Otis, he gets strange reply from him.
“My dear Sir,' said Mr Otis, 'you must oil those chains. It's impossible to sleep with such a noise going on outside the bedrooms.”
Suddenly twins of Mr. Otis throw a large pillow on the Canterville Ghost and he, shocked completely, runs towards his secret chamber. In words of the author in the story:
“When the ghost reached his small secret chamber, he took a deep breath. No ghosts in history had ever been treated in this manner!”
Can anyone expect such a reply and treatment to any ghost when he comes to scare us? One thing that should be noted in the story is the characterization and appearance of the ghost. Ghost is more physical in appearance. There are few