Essays Tagged: "Miles"

"Empire Falls" by Richard Russo

ld the life story of a man named C.B. Whiting. Instead the book told a life story about a man named Miles Roby. Miles was the son of Max and Grace Roby. Eventually toward the end I figured out that Mi ... r was going through a divorce and was spoken of frequently through out the book, a school shooting, Miles's daughter had an eating disorder that lead to anorexic, and a credit card company moved into ...

(4 pages) 45 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

Let Freedom Ring, and essay on Henry James's The Turn of the Screw

governess in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. As the governess, she hascontrol over her student Miles and she does not want to give him his freedom. Freedom isdefined as the ability to do what one ... ess is also battling ghosts throughout thestory, whom are assumed to be real. Throughout the story, Miles is being freed by the ghosts butrestricted by the governess. Ultimately, the governess wins th ...

(4 pages) 68 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of The Innocents based on Turn of the Screw

THE INNOCENTSMiss Giddons is insane and Flora and Miles are not corrupted by the ghosts of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel. In the story "The Innocents", ... of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel. In the story "The Innocents", based on Turn of the Screw, Flora and Miles were perfectly content with everyday living until Miss Giddons came along to take care of them ... erfectly content with everyday living until Miss Giddons came along to take care of them. Flora and Miles's parents died, and so did their caretakers (Quint and Miss Jessel), which caused them even mo ...

(2 pages) 32 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Examine the ways in which instances of inverted order in 'The Turn of the Screw' disrupt prior assumptions about humanity, art, moral or aesthetic values etc.

ous psychological studies of the time. In keeping with this, James used the characters of Flora and Miles to force the reader to review any assumptions they may have held with regard to the nature of ... od with evil. This can be seen in the way in which Flora is ‘paired’ with Miss Jessel and Miles with Quint, thus creating a ‘doubling’ effect – something furthered by the Gove ...

(7 pages) 14 1 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Psychoanalysis Of The Turn Of The Screw

be drawn from the plot in order to find the direct cause of the ordeal that the children, Flora and Miles, experienced during their stay at the Bly household. The two opposite conclusions that one can ... ess obsessed over the master, indicating that she suffered from a frustrated sexual desire for him. Miles is the master's male heir, so he is the master of the household in his uncle's absence. The go ...

(6 pages) 15 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn Of The Screw

aster of the Bly House. He hires the governess to care for his orphaned niece and nephew, Flora and Miles, after their previous governess, Miss Jessel, mysteriously died. Upon first review, the govern ... previous governess, Miss Jessel, mysteriously died. Upon first review, the governess sees Flora and Miles as two beautiful and innocent children, and enjoys her stay at the house. She describes Flora ...

(4 pages) 706 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn Of The Screw

hapter 24 in the book. Although the movie makes it clear that the governess accidentally suffocated Miles, the book is up to personal interpretation of the cause of death, which in my opinion is an an ... the book, and blames the entire incident on the governess using her pent up frustration to protect Miles by holding him so hard that he is suffocated in her grasp. It is a short ending to the movie, ...

(3 pages) 612 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Turn of the Screw

s shown to be a possibly unreliable narrator, due to her frequent shifts of opinion about the young Miles and Flora. On one hand, they appear to be innocent little cherubs to her, while in the next ch ... xplains why she is fervent in her efforts to keep this ghost away from the young and impressionable Miles. The governess later spots the alleged phantom of Miss Jessel next to a large lake that she de ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

classist Intolerence

overness at Bly, the uncle's country estate, include watching over her employer's niece and nephew, Miles and Flora, and managing the servants, who are of lower class. The governess's appeal to her up ... society in his interactions with Jim, while the governess acknowledges social classes and corrupts Miles and Flora's innocence in her interactions with them.Her perception of status is manifested upo ...

(8 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain