The main characters are the narrator and the deceased husband and wife. The narrator is static because she doesn 't gain anything from observing the couple, but the husband and wife are dynamic due to the fact that they search for what they are missing and realize that what they were looking for as in front of them the whole time. The great love that they still have for each other was being reflected through the new owners of the house.
The conflict in this story is man vs.self/Internal the couple couldn 't figure out what was missing and they had to search within themselves to find the answer, and that 's what made them their own enemy because they stood in their way of finding their happiness.
The setting for this story, though it is not said it appears to be a long time ...
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...ems and to not judge a book by its cover.
The tone is mysterious and suspenseful throughout most of the story as the ghosts are searching for something, and once the reader realizes the couple is not in danger, the tone changes to calm and lighthearted.
To me the theme and central idea of this story is the love is everlasting and can conquer all. Even after the couple died, their love remained in their house, reliving and remembering the good times the couple had together. It is a treasure, and is essentially better than actual treasure.
Wisker, Gina, Australian writer. "Places, People And Time Passing: Virginia Woolf 's Haunted Houses." Hecate 1 (2011): 4. Literature Resource Center. Web. 15 Oct. 2015.
Ferebee, Steve. "Virginia Woolf 's Ethics Of The Short Story." Virginia Woolf Miscellany 86 (2014): 46. Literature Resource Center. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.
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