Mr. and Mrs. Otis named Washington after George Washington, once again revealing their overblown American patriotism. Washington is the older brother to Virginia and the twins. Washington is responsible for constantly removing the bloodstain on the sitting-room floor of Canterville Chase, and as such earns the particular wrath of Sir Simon. He is described as a good-looking young man with an unfortunate fondness both for flowers and the aristocracy. Washington is not particularly fond of his name.
Washington Otis Character Timeline in The Canterville Ghost
The timeline below shows where the character Washington Otis appears in The Canterville Ghost. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...season, the Otis family moves into the home, including Mrs. Otis, the couple’s oldest son Washington, their daughter Miss Virginia E. Otis, and the twins, who are called affectionately “the Star... (full context)
...“a really wonderful amount of animal spirits,” and she has a certain Englishness about her. Washington was patriotically named after George Washington. Virginia is a girl of fifteen, who is “lithe... (full context)
A few days go by without incident, except that the bloodstain on the fireplace—which Washington still scrubs clean daily—changes colors every morning, so that it seems quite unnatural at times.... (full context)
...He assembles an elaborate costume complete with a rusty dagger. He plans to sneak into Washington’s room, wake him, and then stab himself in the neck three times while Washington watches.... (full context)
...while Sir Simon is walking the halls, reminiscing about his haunting past, the twins and Washington attempt to trap Sir Simon. He resorts to fleeing through the flues of Canterville Chase’s... (full context)