"The Turn of the Screw" Term Paper by koridremow

"The Turn of the Screw"
Discusses the ambiguous apparitions in this novel by Henry James.
# 91449 | 1,407 words | 1 source | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Jan 06, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses in detail why the ghostly apparitions seen by the governess in Henry James' novel, "The Turn of the Screw" may or may not actually be there.

From the Paper:

"This "fantasy world" based on the ideas of Romanticism that she creates is even more apparent in the description of the environment she finds herself in. She illustrates her surroundings using such descriptions as "fresh", "pleasant" and "clear", noting her remembrance of the lawn, "bright flowers" and "clustered treetops". She describes the sky as "golden" and reveals that "the scene had a greatness that made it a different affair from my own scant home" (10). She proceeds to describe in great detail the warm and fantastical world she finds herself in, from the maids cheerily waving to her from the door right down to the beautiful little girl resting in one of their arms, a child who the governess grows extremely fond of. This green, sunny, and positive environment and the governess's strong mention of it seems to hint toward a sense of a romanticism that could possibly alter her own thoughts".

Sample of Sources Used:

  • James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction. NY: Bantam, 1981.

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