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The Role of Windows in the Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Summary: The window scenes in The Turn of the Screw symbolize the psychological character of the governess, a woman with fanciful imaginative powers. She is a woman eager to see through these windows into the lives of her children, a woman so enthusiastic that she may even see things that do not in fact exist.
Mystery or Insight: The Role of Windows in The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw is a classic work of the Gothic genre. Mystery, fear, old buildings, character's inner thoughts, and ghosts abound within this short novella. Although The Turn of the Screw can be read as a simple ghost story meant to frighten its readers, it can also be read as a psychological examination of characters thoughts and actions. The most compelling character for investigation is the governess with her claim to see the ghosts of former employees at Bly. The governess and her claim to see the ghosts of former employees at Bly provide fertile ground for a psychological examination. Actual reports by the governess of seeing the ghosts holds more importance than whether the ghosts are indeed haunting the house. Interestingly, the governess frequently claims to see these ghosts when she is...

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