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    The Turn of the Screw "I must take my horrid plunge" from the opening line sets the tone of the passage. The novel's gothic form is revealed very early on in the passage. There is a distinctive differentiation between horror and terror derived from the studies of Radcliffe. "Terror" is when one induces to action and "horror" is when one is "powerless" and "freezes" as a result of it. The Governess' horrid plunge is a forced action, as she is powerless to combat the supernatural forces

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    create new laws of nature for the particular event to occur, whereas the uncanny is when reality remains intact and there is an explanation for the event. Todorov argues that the ambiguity persists even after the reader is finished with The Turn of the Screw which is interesting but there are stronger textual clues that support the governess was in a state of hysteria. According to a Freudian psychoanalysis of the governess, we understand that there is much more occurring than just a haunted estate

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    Love Between the Classes: An Analysis of Social Status Violation in The Turn of the Screw A Marxist reading of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James brings to light how social status differences and above all how the violation of these distinctions affect the story. The relationship between the governess and Miles is a clear example of this kind of transgression. As an unnamed character, the governess has an indefinite social status. She is neither an upper-class lady nor a simple servant. Moreover

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    “The Turn of the Screw” Henry James, the famous author of ‘The Turn of the Screw’ was born on April 15, 1843 to his wealthy parents Henry James and Mary Walsh. His father, also called Henry James, was an Irish immigrant and by the time his own children were born he had inherited a lot of money from his father; and at this time Henry James senior and his family were living in New York. Henry James author of ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ was one of five children and had an older brother William who was

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    Henry James' novel The Turn of the Screw is twofold. In the first chapter, the story begins at a Christmas party where guests hear the governess' tale of fright and fight. This story is referred to as “two turns” of the screw by an anonymous guest at the Christmas party because the reader asks if they want to hear a story about two children instead of only one (3). In the governess' account, it tells about her duty as caretaker of two wealthy children, Flora and Miles, who live at Bly, a large estate

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    As I write this essay at one in the morning just like a typical student on a weekday, I find astounding how a story can leave you with more questions than answers. The Turn of the Screw acts as a perfect example of it. This particular story can be interpreted in many ways, and based in our own opinion we can therefore formulate an answer. The uncertainty of the facts drags us to make up our own answers to the questions. Why? Because if our mind does not find a way to cope with the unknown; we simply

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    Superficially, Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw seems to reinforce the status quo of American literature as male, whereby men are viewed as having power over women leaving women to become mere objects. James creates a nameless female protagonist whose story is told through the guise of a male narrator. She becomes an object viewed by Douglas’s audience and is used simply as means for the master on Harley Street to avoid being bothered by his charges. She is then set up as naïve and love-struck

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    Screw Loose in the Unscrewed Throughout his life, American born writer, Henry James, was not only a novelist, He was also a playwright and a short story author. He is known, mainly, for his novels that depict young girls in oppressive situations and his use of vague details and hints to force the reader to make his/her own assumptions as to what is ultimately happening in the world around them and what could be causing it. The Turn of the Screw is no different in that it depicts a young girl that

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    James’s The Turn of the Screw allows the reader to manoeuvre the story page by page on two different levels. The narrative provides an unsurpassed prospect to read in a split fashion, due to this the reader has the freedom to shift from ghostly story to character study. However, even though the reader is free to alternate from one interpretation to the other, as one advances further into the narrative, each version develops more horrifying stature than the former. With this gruesomeness building

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    When one looks at Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw it can be seen as a deceivingly simple plot of a Gothic novel. Are the children haunted or consorting with a pair of malevolent spirits? Is the governess who she says she is? Respectable young woman, who tried her best to protect the children, but later admitted that her best was not good enough? Or is she a sexually suppressed neurotic, hallucinating supernatural projections of her despotisms and harms the wards while trying to work out her internal

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