The Turn of the Screw - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

The governess and Miles discuss that they aren't quite alone. There are, after all, the others, though they may not count for much. Miles stared out the window while the governess sat on the sofa with her knitting. She watched him press his head against the panes, and thought that the frames and squares of the window seemed for him a kind of failure. She wondered if he perhaps was looking for something that he could not see. He finally turned around to say he was glad Bly agreed with him.

The governess and Miles discussed his wanderings around the ground that day, and the governess mentioned that she enjoyed his company. In fact, she stayed solely for him. She recalled for him the night in his room when she had said she would do anything for him, and how she had wanted...

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