The Turn Of The Screw Ambiguity Analysis

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Before the 20th century the horror genre was not as famous, but started to become popular in the 20th century with what some people think, the help of Henry James. The horror in the book keeps the reader on the edge of their seat wondering what will happen next, which is why I liked it. Filled with this curiosity ambiguity is used so the reader has to make their own conclusion of the book. In The Turn of the Screw, Henry James uses ambiguity in his book so the reader can arrive at what they want to believe in but at the same time question what they think. In The Turn of the Screw some cases the author, Henry James, tries to lead the reader to interpret that there is an apparition in this old gothic house and that the governess might be the…show more content…
The governess thinks that the kids can see the ghost too, they are just too afraid to admit it. Miles who is persuaded most by the apparition won’t admit that he see’s Peter Quint. By him not admitting that he can see the apparition the people in the household start to think that the governess is going mad. The governess tries to get everyone out of the house, so she can get Miles alone, along with the governess “was already, at the door, hurrying [Mrs. Grose] off. ‘I’ll get it out of him. [Miles will] meet me. [Miles will] confess. If [Miles] confesses he’s saved. And if he’s saved ­‘Then the you are?” The dear woman kissed me on this, along with I took [Ms. Grose] farewell. ‘I’ll save you without [Miles]!’ [Ms. Grose] cried as she went” (James 110). Her only wanting Miles to stay shows that she has a feeling that he is the most influenced by the ghost than anyone else. When she cries out, “‘I’ll get it out of him,” she wants Miles to confess to seeing the ghost. She thinks that if she can get Miles to confess, then she alone, will no longer think she is crazy. She is scared in her tone of voice along with worry that if Miles doesn’t
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