In the turn of the screw, henry james asks his readers to ponder this questionthough he never really provides an answer however, along the way, he provides a lot of ambiguous food for thought for us to mull over mostly they're just more questions on top of questions, which is sort of this story's general modus operandi.
Turn of the screw claire carlson english 3h february 7, 2013 period 1 spring essay: turn of the screw page i: the governess and miles page ii: the governess and mrs grose page iii: corruption of innocence henry james’s turn of the screw is the eerie tale of a governess sent to care for two mischievous young children, flora and miles.
Corruption of innocence henry james’s turn of the screw is the eerie tale of a governess sent to care for two mischievous young children, flora and miles many people mistake it for a ghost story, but the story actually focuses more on the governess’s relationship with the children.
Benjamin britten’s reworking of the turn of the screw took four months to complete, and was commissioned and first performed by the english opera company, opening at the teatro la fenice in venice in 1954. In both characterizations, her innocence plays a major role in the novel the turn of the screw: corruption of innocence by: amanda troendle, jesse morgan, amanda lewis, and cole tobias introduction throughout the turn of the screw by henry james, there are many underlying themes that could possibly explain why the governess is seeing people, or ghosts.
The turn of the screw is a written work that can be interpreted in many ways depending on the reader, their understanding of the novel and whether they trust what the governess in the story is describing.
- turn of the screw by: henry james after reading 'the turn of the screw', by henry james, i was left with many unanswered questions the two main questions are, are the ghosts in the story real, or are they just figments of the narrator's imagination.