Governness In The Turn Of The Screw

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However, in the novella “The Turn of the Screw” the lower class claim others due to their envy of others and their lack of personal pride over their position in society. As stated by James, the Governess is in charge of treating her pupils as her own, although her pupils are not her children. Consequently, the governess is described as stifling her pupils with protection and claiming them, “my children” (James 141). The Governess does not have personal pride for her position in society as she dreams to elevate her status. However, the author describes the Governess (as stated by that quote) for having pride and claims the children as her own . Her pride and her claim over the children is motivated by her envy of their stauts in society. The

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