Personal Narrative: The Ghost Still Lives

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The Ghost Still Lives Never before have I noticed anything strange in the home which I reside. That is until I found my trembling ankles inching their way up the stairs as my moist palms grappled the railing like that of a mountaineer. Each level I ascended the suspense grew. I raced to every light switch as all of the typical aspects of a scary movie began to show in my own house. Each step creaked, shadows projected in the corner of my eyes, and when I opened my phone, 3:00 A.M. flashed into my eyes; the notorious “Haunting Hour”. It seems as if that ghosts only come out when you don't want to see them, because they are created by fears deep inside yourself. Fears that you don't expect, such as popularity. Fears like this cannot be terminated…show more content…
In the poem and the song the ghost always tells the man upsetting truth about his life within lines like, “I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone A long long time ago” from “The Man Who sold The World” (Bowie). Coming from the human end in “Antigonish” feelings of anger and sadness come from lines like, “I wish, I wish he’d go away…” which shows discomfort from what the ghost said to the man (Mearns). Now this may just seem a ghost haunting a man, because it is normal for someone to feel discomfort from a ghost, but The lyrics, “Oh no, not me We never lost control You're face to face With the man who sold the world” by Bowie paint a different picture (Bowie). It seems as if the man is creating some kind of false proof to the ghost that he is okay, but he also says that he is the man that sold the world which also hints toward his false confidence, because it shows how he can sell and cover up anything, even a place as bad as the world. Now it may be hard to decipher what the authors are covering up just by reading the lyrics, but the truth is discovered with a
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