“The Canterville Ghost:” Sir Simon as Wilde’s Mouthpiece for Criticism and Compromise

Majid Salem Mgamis


The paper explores Oscar Wilde's " The Cantervill Ghost" with view at showing how the author employs the figure of Sir Simon to convey messages of both criticism and compromise concerning the Anglo-American conflict at that time. Through Simon, Wilde rejects the stereotypical view of the Americans and passionately looks for compromise.


The Canterville Ghost; Criticism; Compromise

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n


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