The Turn of the Screw Essay | Essay

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Turn of the Screw: An Analysis of the Governess

Summary: Discusses the Henry James story, The Turn of the Screw. Analyzes the character of the governess. Argues that she is insane then sets out to prove that the ghosts were manifestations of her sexual repression.
Henry James, author of The Turn of the Screw, writes with a style tending toward the frustrating side of literature. By crafting a story that boggles the mind through sheer force of sentence structure, James deals a cunning blow to those who read with something less than the utmost in carefulness. Deciphering his tale offers the reader many different takes, replete with sexual repression, pretended ghosts, and deceit in the governess. On the topic of repression, ghosts and duplicity: James's governess subjects the reader to vast amounts of duplicity and imaginary ghosts, due to her repression spawned insanity.

Told from a first person perspective, after a whisper-down-the-lane of manuscript passing and retelling, the story holds itself highly suspect to duplicity. The narrator in the book tells the reader that his work does not make the cut in terms of precision by saying, "Let me say here distinctively... that...

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