The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Mrs. Grose came to the governess's room the next morning to tell her that Flora had passed the night in a fever, agitated that she might have to meet her current tutor. Mrs. Grose did not press her further on the possibility of her supernatural visitors, but said she didn't have to. She could see that the child had grown quite old. The governess interpreted this to mean that the child resented having her reputation questioned. Flora continued to deny having seen Miss Jessel, and the governess feared Flora would use the incident to portray her poorly to her uncle and get rid of her.

Despite this, the governess decided that Mrs. Grose must take Flora to her uncle while she stayed at Bly with Miles. She felt Miles had indicated with his silent stay with her the night before that he wanted...

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