Any place can be haunted, which means that a haunted house can look as new as a hospital or as old as a cabin. “Oral tradition (especially stories told by adults) encompasses many other types of haunted houses—ranging from suburban, split-level ranch houses to fraternity houses to businesses and so on. This variety of setting is appropriate because oral tradition holds that any structure in which a ghost appears is thereby haunted.” (Grider 147). In the Haunting of Hill House, every character has a different perspective on Hill House. For example, Dr. Montague sees the house as a simple run-down family home, in the name of science he is trying to prove that the house has no real phenomena happening inside of it.
Because he loved her so much he didn’t want her to be dead so he imagined her as someone else. He tried to make the body fake and make her not dead so that he would be able to see her again and he wouldn’t lose her. Another quote was “So I followed her down the frozen pond. It was late, and nobody else was there, we held hands and skated almost all night under the yellow lights.”(232). After she died he was looking for a way to remember her and that was how he did, by imagining what they could of been if she was still alive.
In Georges Méliès famous short film, Le Manoir du Diable, or The Haunted Castle, the main character confronts Satan and has nowhere to run. This represents self conflict within oneself and this idea of a deeper meaning is prevalent throughout Shirley Jackson's work. In the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson,
A layman like you and me may not immediately connect with Extra Sensory Perception (ESP), clairvoyance, premonition, or intuition which at the end of the day are synonymous to the Sixth Sense but the word Ghosts is the most relatable, heard and debated topic reaching almost a majority of people in the world. My next question to you will be Do you beleive in ghost? And if you do, Did you ever wonder that what makes them ghosts and What is the reason of their manifestation?. When we addresss Paranormal phenomena and in that when we talk of ghosts, the biggest thing that comes to our mind is, a ghosts is just a spirit of a deceased person that seems to have lost its way or is clinging onto something materialistic depending upon his temprament that acts as a hindrance in the passage of him moving onto the next life, reincarnation or salvation as per the Karma
The setting of the novel is in a small town called Comala and throughout the reading we interpreted it as a “ghost town” because the characters barely have any connection between each other. It seems as if they are living in purgatory waiting for their entrance to either Heaven or Hell. During the day, the town is quiet and no one is around and then as soon as the night falls, dead souls come out and seek for their forgiveness. There is constant rain and the town is deserted by ghosts and spirits. When a person is ready to leave to either Heaven or Hell, there is a celebration held showing that one of these souls has found peace or punishment from God.
This is the main problem in the book Walk Two Moons. This problem can change the outcome of the story majorly. As stated, “He had already seen Momma and he had not taken me.” (Creech) This quote shows that Sal is disappointed that she could not have seen her mother right away. Throughout the book, Sal is skeptical, about many things. When the ‘lunatic’ (a main antagonist) arrives in the story, Sal gets a little nervous.
A fight between the group ensues when they try to discuss who wrote her name on the wall, but when it is revealed that none of them did it, Eleanor starts to become paranoid. Another incident is when the doctor shivered when the door “swung wide open and then crashed shut” (Jackson pg. 147). It is one of the first haunting moments in the novel and it signifies a presence or spirit entering the estate. The most scariest event in the novel is said to be when Eleanor and Theo are walking outside of the house and notice a “picnic party on the grass in the garden,” (Jackson pg.
She ran through the spooky green forests for a long time till she saw a very tiny wood house the size of a bedroom. Bella walked towards the tiny gray house and knocked on the door three times “thud” looked like there was nobody inside. She opened the door and went inside it was a very scary looking house it had big spiderwebs and a dust floor a small picture on the wall too, it was hard to see the picture so Bella went closer and closer when she saw the picture looked like something she has seen before but what? The picture was a girl with the same hair as Bella but with a purple color. All of a sudden