The Turn Of The Screw Essay

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Title of novel: The Turn of the Screw ______________ Author’s name: Henry James ______________ Dates for author’s life and country of origin: 1843-1916; England ______________ Year novel was published: 1898 ______________ Geographic setting: On a big estate in the country in England ______________ Economic setting: The owner of the estate is very rich, but the country’s economic setting is never hinted at ______________ Historical setting: Two former employees at the estate had an unrespectful affair and both died ______________ Cultural setting: Sexual topics are a big taboo ______________ 3x3: Protective governs innocence Suspicion witnesses supernatural Hypocritical becomes innocent ______________ Technique: 1st person narrative -Chapter 7, Page 31 – “’That’s what Flora knows.’” (Governess) -Chapter 9, Page 37 – “I waited and waited, and the days, as they elapsed, took something from my consternation.” (Governess) -Chapter 11, Page 44 – “It was not till the next day that I spoke to Mrs. Grose.” (Governess) -Chapter 15, Page 56 – “What was so unnatural for the particular boy I was concerned with was this sudden revelation of a consciousness and a plan.” (Governess) -Chapter 20, Page 69 – Just as in the churchyard with Miles, the whole thing was upon us. (Governess) Technique: Repetition -Chapter 7, Page 32 – The governess’ suspicion stated at the very end of Chapter 7 is repeated throughout the story. -Chapter 1, Page 7-8 – The governess’ admiration for the children is repeated. -Chapter 3, Page 15 – The apparitions that the governess see show up numerous times throughout the book. -Chapter 5, Page 23 – The governess describes the ghost of Mr. Quint as handsome and good-looking. -Chapter 11, Page 46 – Miles’ admiration for the governess is seen multiple times. Technique: Denouement -Chapter 7, Page 32

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