The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Mrs. Grose revealed she had been frightened by the governess's appearance, and the latter decided she must confide in her. She told of seeing the man in the tower and again at the window. Mrs. Grose asked if she had seen him at any other time, and if he was a gentleman. The governess immediately replied that he was not, and that he was not from the village either. Mrs. Grose tried to move them on to church, but the narrator would not leave the children, fearing he would return.

Mrs. Grose questioned the governess more, stating that she would not have come out after seeing him as the governess had. The governess replied that she would not have done so either, and yet there she was, as duty required. Mrs. Grose asked what he's like, and the narrator replies "he like nobody...

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