The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The governess and Mrs. Grose again discussed the situation that night, and the governess claimed Mrs. Grose again fully believed her. Any doubts were dismissed by her ability to describe Quint and Miss Jessel in detail. Mrs. Grose wanted to dismiss the whole thing, and the governess assured her that her primary goal was escape. She further professed that her own personal danger was the least of her worries.

The governess returned to her charges and was renewed at their loveliness, further exemplified by Flora's ability to see her pain. The beauty of the two forced her recall the signs of their deceit, and this exercise gave her a few comforts she might have missed otherwise. First, she was certain she had not betrayed herself. She also wouldn't have used the opportunity to force the last bit of knowledge from Mrs. Grose. She...

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