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Old World vs New World

The author juxtaposes contrasting stereotypes of the Old World (specifically, Europe and the British Isles) and the New World (specifically, America). The Old World speaks the language of history, lineage and tradition. These, like the ghost of Sir Simon, hold considerable influence over the individuals belonging to this world. It is a world of aristocrats, like Lord Canterville, who can trace their roots far back into time; a world of castles and manors, like Ca…

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