Turn of the Screw Chapter 4 and 5 Analysis

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Chapter IV The governess wonders what sort of mystery Bly holds, and is confused as a result. She points out “the evening's beauty” to Mrs Grose as the reason for staying out as late as she is. The governess constantly thinks about the intruder for days on end. She spends time with Miles and Flora. She also question the reason for the boys expulsion. She finally decides that he was too refined for the “horrid unclean school-world”, and was punished for that. The governess becomes concerned that both children are impersonal. The governess meets Mrs Grose for church on a Sunday only yo spot the intruder staring at her from outside a window. When she goes to confront him, he has disappeared. The governess stands in the intruder's spot, and when Mrs Grose sees the governess standing there she becomes startled. Chapter V The governess is asked why she looks so frightened by Mrs Grose. The governess tells her she won't go to church, and says what Mrs Grose saw isn't as bad as what she saw. She tells Mrs Grose about the intruder at the window, and before at the tower. She refers to him as a “horror” and tells Mrs Grose she needs to stay home and watch the house rather than go to church. Mrs Grose asks what the intruder looked like, and the governess describes as without a hat, with very red hair and a pale face. Mrs Grose recognises the intruder as Peter Quint, her employer's former valet. Mrs Grose reveals Quint was in charge of Bly until his death. “There were shrubberies and big trees, but I remember the clear assurance I felt that none of them concealed him. He was there or was not there: not there if I didn't see him.” “I found nothing at all, and he was therefore an angel. He never spoke of his school, never mentioned a comrade or a master; and I, for my part, was quite too much disgusted to allude to them. Of course I was under the spell, and the

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