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Governess James Madness
A look at the governess in Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw."
# 143383 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Literature (English)


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This paper takes an in-depth look at the character of the governess in Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw." According to the paper, this work is a fascinating tale of dementia. It further states that the story is a character study, with the protagonist's trustworthiness being called more and more sharply into question as the story progresses. The further one reads this novella, the more obvious the governess' madness seems, and it also becomes clear that James has been dropping hints about her mental stability the entire time.

From the Paper:

"The governess in Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw' is a fascinating tale of dementia that is concealed by her fine manners, her good heart, and the vividness with which she describes the ghosts that she believes she is seeing. The story is a character study, with the protagonist's trustworthiness being called more and more sharply into question as the story progresses. The further one reads this novella, the more obvious the governess' madness seems, and it also becomes clear that James has been dropping hints about her mental stability the entire time. For a young contemporary reader, the prose is quite dense and sometimes difficult to follow, which means the strangeness of the governess' mind..."

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