The Turn Of The Screw By Henry James

The Turn Of The Screw By Henry James

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James can be interpreted in many different ways. James, in writing his story, seemed to be purposely leaving the actual interpretation of the story up to the reader. Rather than having one true explanation for the strange happenings in his novella, he provokes thought and wonder through a lack of exact information. After looking at many of these ways of interpretation I have decided upon one that seems to be the most reasonable. The major question that seems to be in debate with this story is whether or not the ghosts really existed, or if they were merely figments of the governess? imagination. The sanity of the governess is extremely questioned here. The most reasonable conclusion that one can draw from this story is that the governess comes to Bly sane, but very vulnerable and that the ghosts really do exist and they drive the governess to the insane state she is in at the end of the story. Many readers also question whether or not the children at Bly can see these ghosts. It is clear after reading the novella that Flora could see them and Miles could not. This can be

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