An analysis of the use of the theme of ghosts in the short stories of Edith Wharton and Henry James.
# 94930 | 944 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on May 11, 2007 in Literature (American) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Literature (Comparative Literature)
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This paper examines the strange occurrences of scepters throughout Edith Wharton's short stories "Afterward" and "The Lady Maid's Bell," and Henry James' short stories "The Turn of the Screw" and "The Jolly Corner". It discusses how ghosts prove to be elusive in all four short stories: some characters can see them while others cannot. The ghosts seem to make their appearance known to only a select few.
Sample of Sources Used:
- James, Henry. "The Turn of the Screw." Ghost Stories of Henry James.
- James, Henry. "The Jolly Corner." Ghost Stories of Henry James.
- Wharton, Edith. "The Lady Maid's Bell." Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton.
- Wharton, Edith. "Afterward." Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton.
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