Give a brief character sketch of Mr. HIRAM OTIS .
Mr. B Otis was a middle aged American Minister who was determined ,inflexible, rational, practical and pragmatic, and a true American. It is he who bought the Chase from Lord Canterville despite his warnings that it was haunted and he should not go in for it. He had twin sons ,a daughter and a son from her wife Mrs.Otis. At the beginning, like any forward looking modern American, he did not believe in ghosts and spirits but later when he personally encountered the ghost he became indifferent to it. In fact, upon hearing the clanking noises in the hallway, Mr Otis promptly gets out of bed and pragmatically offers the ghost Tammany Rising Sun Lubricator to oil his chains. He believed in doing many better things and making money than wasting time in talking about it and believing in ghosts and spirits. He is also a good person who wants to do the right thing. You can tell because he gives Sir Simon a proper funeral, and he makes sure that Virginia gets the box of jewels which Sir Simon had left her. . Other characteristics about him include the fact that he enjoys horseback riding, he seems to be a good husband to Mrs. Otis, and he loves his daughter Virginia.
He was an american minister who had all kinds of luxuries that money can buy them.he was modern in thinking as like that of americans and hence did not believe in ghosts. when lord canteville told him about ghost and its presence and the experience of those who felt them, he was very dogmatal and judgemental.he is found to be a person who allows the ghost to be there but to live without disturbing them.