Wilde takes an American family and places them in a British setting. He creates stereotypical characters the represent both
England and the satirizing the unrefined tastes of the Americans and the determination of, the British to guard their traditions. USA
Wilde tends to reverse situations the ghost story is not told from perspective of the castle occupants, as in all traditional tales but from the perspective of the ghost. It is Sir Simon who faces advertized.
The Canterville ghost is a parody of a traditional ghost story and also satirizes American materialism. Besides the humorous tales, Wilde has a massager: