Turn Of The Screw Literary Analysis

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Governess’ Sanity and Honesty

The novel, The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James is a suspenseful and ghost story that is told and holds darkness that cannot be explained nor proven. James writes the story so the reader has to think about what they had just read and interpret how they believe it is. He does this to intrigue the readers to continue to read on. Through the novel, the reader is unsure if the main character, the Governess, is just making up these ghosts, if they are legitimate or whether her story can be completely trusted. The idea that they are figments of her imagination can be seen by the way the ghosts are seen and acknowledged, her relationship with the children, and how others within the story and even herself view
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