The unexplainable events that happen in the novel develop a gothic sense using its elements such as the unknown, which creates this fear of not knowing what’s going to happen or predict what’s going to happen next in the novel. Because of the ambiguity, the novel leads the readers to askin...
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...he ghosts in his house. James made it seem like Miles was aware of the ghost, yet he is terrified as if he was terrified that it was true. This jaw dropping ending makes the readers frustrating. The fear that was built into this very last passage was not explained or relieved so the story ended leaving the readers haunted.
Overall, there is no way of telling what really happened in Bly with the governess, Miles, and Flora. There are so many ways to interpret this book; it makes it hard to know exactly what has happen. The unknown leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied because of the suspense that was built from the beginning to the very end was never relieved. The fear still lingers to the very end of the book because of how Miles just suddenly died and no one knows how and why. There was no explanation, no hard evidence that the supernatural evens were real.
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