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Turn of the Screw

Summary: In Henry James' Turn of the Screw, the Governess narrates the majority of the book from her perspective. Her actions towards Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, and the Uncle prove that she cannot handle the job of taking complete care of the children has gone mad, therefore the Governess cannot be deemed a reliable narrator.
To be unreliable is to be not worthy of trust or reliance. An unreliable narrator interprets and foretells events in a misleading way. In Henry James' Turn of the Screw, the Governess narrates the majority of the book from her perspective. Her actions towards Miles, Flora, Mrs. Grose, and the Uncle prove that she cannot handle the job of taking complete care of the children has gone mad, therefore the Governess cannot be deemed a reliable narrator.

The governess describes the children as the most beautiful and precious in the entire world. She is constantly hugging Miles and Flora as if she is in love with them. Her love for Miles means that she will not send him back to school, claiming he is too good to be with the other boys. The governess' actions toward the children makes the reader question her sanity because she is so...

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