James wrote this novella during the end of the 19th century when the United States women’s rights movement began to grow. This leads many scholars to address that not only can this novella be read as a traditional ghost story, but it is also possible to read it as a story about the governess losing her sanity due to her repressed desires as a woman. What makes this story so scary is the fact that it is unclear as to if Bly is haunted by ghosts or if the governess is going mad due to her isolation. James writes The Turn of the Screw as a text that is deliberately ambiguous, in that it can be read as a traditional ghost story or a story of a woman
Bearing in mind the facts about her distressing childhood life, her love for John and terror for her life it is possible to deduce that it was the fault of Abigail for the tragedy to occur in the town of the Salem. Her deceitfulness almost makes her impractical because she practices witchcraft in order to win back her lover, Proctor, she laid false evidence of witchcraft in Elizabeth’s home with a hope to direct her to the scaffolds and she persuades young women to dance in the woods which was an illegal act. The writer progresses from sightseeing the unconscious to exploring the unconditioned and raw responses that go deeper than basic desires and ambitions, particularly when challenged with ones’ mortality. A deduction can also be made that the more Abigail Williams learnt how to use her interim capabilities to upset the townspeople, the more she appreciated the power she had. Abigail Williams collects the information necessary to style the position of supremacy for herself.
It even tried to trick Father Karras into thinking that the holy water (which was in fact tap water) was burning it’s skin. I also noticed that the demon possessing Regan could also metaphorically symbolize her body becoming sexually aware as she enters puberty, and her innocence diminishing slowly. When Regan stabbed herself in her private parts, and shoved her mother’s face there, all while screaming obscenities is a prime example of this. Before the possession of the demon it seemed as though Regan was a very respectful and innocent girl, then she slowly turned into a more rebellious child because of the demon. This is similar to many kids once they go through puberty, they may start off very innocent yet end up acting like a completely different person.
Emily Grierson exhibits bizarre behavior that would cause her to engage in necrophilia. The short story also shows that the townspeople are in denial. Just like Emily Grierson. Emily Grierson's behavior should link her to Homer's disappearance. Yet, the townspeople would not accuse her of doing so because it would contradict her image as a monument.
The most important setting in the novel is when Carlos took Cat and Maya to the missions to see if some ghosts would be there but, when the bottle of soda that Carlos gives to Maya to make the ghosts like her but when it drops to the floor the ghost’s start to make it harder for Maya to breath. “Get away from her you can’t have her breath she needs it we have got to get her to the hospital ” ( Telgemeier 101). I don’t think Maya was in any way trying to make the ghosts angry at her is just happened. “Smash. Gasp.
This type of denial recurs in the series in relation to abuse. For example, in Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix High Inquisitor Dolores Umbridge denies the return of Voldemort, and punishes Harry outrageously for his insistence that he has indeed returned. During her Defense Against the Dark Arts class, Harry questions her method of teaching only theory, in light of the imminent danger which requires practical defense skills. However, Umbridge insists, “As I was saying, you have been informed that a certain Dark wizard is at large once again. This is a lie.” She continues to
She states that she has been kidnapped. But actually she is some evil supernatural creature hidden in Geraldine’s body. Christabel realizes that Geraldine is an evil creature, but she is spelled by her, so she can’t speak. When she finally speaks, Sir Leoline doesn’t believe her daughter and he rejects her entreaties. In the end Sir Leoline sends a letter to Lord Roland, asks him to be friends again and tells that his daughter is safe.
However, as the whole incident becomes out of control, he realizes something is wrong. Hale points out to the judge, “I may shut my conscience to it no more—private vengeance is working through this testimony! (Holt p.1150)” Hale does not keep silence when he discovers that the whole incident is a hysteria starts by a girl who wants private vengeance. In the play, Corey also stands out to point out the flaws of the whole witch hunt incident. Despite the risk of being accused, Corey stands out to accuse Thomas Putnam of encouraging his daughter to accuse George Jacobs in order to get his land.
A theory about Peter is that he is a ghost, and this is supported by the fact that he hates physical contact, some people find it hard to see him, and he always forgets what he’s done. All are characteristics of ghosts. Even if one is a human, if they isolate themselves from physical contact they might as well be a ghost, because physical contact is one of the things that keeps us in reality. In addition, first example is shown by the following quote, “‘She leaps out of bed to put her arms round him, but he draws back; he does not know why, but he knows he must draw back.’ ‘You mustn 't touch me.’ ‘Why’ ‘I don’t know’ (He is never touched by anyone in the entire play. )’”(Barrie 14) According to many ghost stories, ghosts can’t be touched.
It was almost as if Sallie attacked Tony thinking of it as a way of punishing the cruel doctor who had played with her life. Tony even claimed to have seen the ghost in two different occasions. The couple also did their best to take photographs of some strange things they saw in the house. Their photographs, which appear genuine, show shapes and streaks that are hard to explain. There are photos of the scratches on Tony’s back soon after Sallie’s attack and even a video tape showing the streaks appearing on his