Virginia Woolf's a Haunting Love

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A Haunting Love The story A Haunted House by Virginia Woolf is a reflective short story embodying aspects of both symbolism and imagery. It is a story of a wandering ghost couple who go back to the home they lived in to search for their lost treasure. The time period is never clearly stated but it appears to be a long time ago, possibly in the late 1800’s at an old English house with a garden.The story is narrated in the third-person limited or the limited omniscience point of view which helps the reader to get a more in-depth perception of how the ghosts and the living people feel and helps the reader understand some of the thoughts that these flat, static characters have throughout the story. This story differs from common ghost stories as these ghosts are not portrayed as the antagonists but as the protagonists. The story has many instances of symbolism and imagery and can also be said to serve as a representation of a part of the author’s life. In the story, spirituality is given a tone of commonality. The current owners of the home happen to be human while the previous owners that came back to the home are ghosts. With the omniscient point of view, the reader is able to know the thoughts of all the characters in the story. It is reveled that the human owners are perfectly aware of ghosts occupying their home and share “it wasn’t that you woke us” in reference to the ghosts looking around the house for their treasure ("Haunted House, and other short stories, by Virginia Woolf"). Typically, if humans are aware of ghost existence in their home or anywhere in their space, they do not adjust very well and feel uncomfortable or mostly frightened by it. While the ghosts are in their home, the couple’s thoughts reveal their complete consciousness of the ghosts searching their home when they think and acknowledge that “They’re looking for it; they’re drawing the
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