A hunted house

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II. SYNOPSIS
Two ghosts, a male and a female, a couple, go around their former house searching for some buried treasure. In the end, they realize that the real treasure is actually "the light inthe heart," the love of a certain partner for the other partner.
III. SHORT STORY ELEMENTS
A. CHARACTERS
There are only two characters in this short story (although there is mention aboutthe living couple who currently occupies the house), the male and the female ghosts, both protagonists, both flat and static.
B. PLOT
a) Introduction
This short story takes place in a house wheretwo ghosts, a couple, used to live.
b) Rising Action
The couple-ghosts think that the present living occupants of their former house have already found the buried treasure that they arelooking for.
c) Climax
The ghosts are still searching for their treasure and they are wondering whether it is in the garden.
d) Falling action
Realizing that the treasure was not found by thehouse’s present occupants, the ghosts are relieved that it is safe, and such treasure is really theirs.
e) Denouement
Finally, the ghosts know that the treasure is really safe, and theirs, and suchtreasure is not tangible things, but intangible, found in the light in the heart.
C. SETTING
a) place – in a house formerly owned by a ghost couple
b) time- a long time ago
c) weather conditions-fine
d) social conditions- the ghosts led a comfortable life when they were still alive
e) mood or atmosphere- light
D. POINT OF VIEW
The Point of View used in this short story is theOmniscient Limited - The author tells the story in third person (using pronouns they, she, he, it, etc). We know only what the character knows and what the author allows him/her to tell us. We can seethe thoughts and feelings of characters if the author chooses to reveal them to us.
E. LITERARY DEVICES
In my opinion, the literary devices used in this story are Symbolism and Irony. The...
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