A HAUNTED HOUSE
SHORT STORY ANALYSIS
MARINERS’ POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES
Eguia, Edlyn A.
Manalang, Jo Christine E.
Bachelor of Science in HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
Background Virginia Woolf
Full Name: ADELINE VIRGINIA WOOLF
Birth Date and Place: January 25, 1882 |Kensington, London,
Death Date and Place: March 28, 1941 | Near Lewes, East Sussex,
First Novel: The Voyage Out (originally Melymbrosia), 1915
Father: Leslie Stephen, an historian and author, and
Mother: Julia Prinsep Stephen (née Jackson), born in
India. A model, nurse and writer.
Siblings: three full siblings and four half-siblings
Husband: Leonard Woolf, a writer
Me and my late husband set up a hand-press in their home
and started a press named Hogarth Press
I was known for my nonlinear, free form prose style and it
inspired my peers and I earned much praise.
I was also known for my mood swings and bouts of deep
depression. I committed suicide in 1941, at the age of 59.
• Hundreds of years ago, here in this old house
lived a man and a wife. When her wife died , he
decided to go to different places in the world, to
search… to wander. He wasn’t able to find what
he is looking for, until he too, died.
• After his death, he returned here to reunite with
• Now, they are here, they met again to look for
the hidden treasure that they might have left
during their time.
• The hidden treasure is the emotional feeling
and it was buried with the living couple.
• They call this “feeling of joy and love, the light
in the heart.”
Story Analysis SETTING
Place: The house that the dead couple formerly owned.
The house in general is on a tree-lined avenue close
to a farm
Time: Starts of at dusk, just as the sun was setting
Weather condition: windy and rainy
Season: Spring or Summer
Tone: Mysterious then changed to calm
Mood/ Atmosphere: dreaminess
LIVING COUPLEDEAD COUPLE
Occupants of the
of the House
PROTAGONIST/FLAT AND STATIC
The short story
takes place in a
house where two
ghosts, a couple,
used to live
The ghosts think that the
present living occupants of
their former house have
already found the buried
treasure that they are
The ghosts are still
searching for their treasure
and they are wondering
whether it is in the garden
Realizing that the
treasure was not found
by the house ‘s present
occupants, the ghosts are
relieved that it is safe,
and such treasure is
Finally, they knew
that the treasure is
really safe, and
theirs, and such
treasure is not
tangible things, but
intangible, found in
the light in the heart
As each of the ghosts
here is frantically
searching for the said
treasure around the
Point of View
Things are not always as they appear to be.
Eternal Love ♡
The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt
with the heart.
Scribd.com/Haunted House Analysis by Nikola Dimitrijevic