Mrs. Otis, born Miss Lucretia R. Tappan, was considered a “celebrated belle” back in New York City. Now in middle age, Mrs. Otis is the wife of Mr. Otis and mother to Washington, Virginia, and the Otis twins. Though American by birth, Mrs. Otis has taken quite well to life in England. She truly is English in many of her behaviors and mannerisms, “an excellent example of the fact that [the English] have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.” Mrs. Otis appears only briefly throughout The Canterville Ghost and always in tandem with Mr. Otis. In her single interaction with Sir Simon, Mrs. Otis offers the ghost stomach medicine, mistaking his demoniacal laughter for indigestion.
Mrs. Lucretia R. Otis Quotes in The Canterville Ghost
The The Canterville Ghost quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Lucretia R. Otis or refer to Mrs. Lucretia R. Otis. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Branden Books edition of The Canterville Ghost published in 2011.).
Chapter 1 Quotes
Indeed, in many respects, she was quite English, and was an excellent example of the fact that we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
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Mrs. Lucretia R. Otis Character Timeline in The Canterville Ghost
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...to wonder if he was too quick to dismiss Lord Canterville’s warnings about a ghost. Mrs. Otis ponders joining a spiritualist society and Washington writes two long, academic letters on the topic... (full context)
...life normally. Mr. Otis resumes writing a book on the history of the Democratic party. Mrs. Otis organizes a clam bake. Washington and the twins play card games, and Virginia rides her... (full context)