Essays Tagged: "Turn of the Screw"

Youth by Henry James and The Turn of the Screw by Joseph Conrad- Vanderbilt

rest of life is based around and is, for many, the best part life. In Youth by Henry James and The Turn of the Screw by Joseph Conrad, there are two main characters in the prime of their lives. The p ... of narration is comforting and open to deeper contemplation than that of an action adventure. "The Turn of the Screw" invites contemplation as well but in a much different manner.In "The Turn of the ...

(5 pages) 117 3 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

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

hold onto this power and not grant freedom. This isthe case with the 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 ... ly talking to people he "liked" (400) he feels free to speak out and say what he wants. Thesethings turn out to be bad and hence the governess associates them with the ghosts. Consequently,the idea of ...

(4 pages) 68 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn of the Screw -- Book Report

The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James, is a psychological thriller that could also fall within t ... enry James, is a psychological thriller that could also fall within the 'ghost story' tradition.The Turn of the Screw is complex in that the 'action' is several degrees removed from the reader. A man ... e governess asks Flora to admit that she is seeing the ghost. Flora confesses to seeing no one and, turning "hideous...and almost ugly", she yells out filthy language and orders the governess to leave ...

(5 pages) 54 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Turn Of the Screw, The Governess' repression

s many to lose grip on reality. When one aspires to complete a goal, but fails, frustration ensues. Turn of the Screw by Henry James showcases the narrator's futile attempts to carry out her plans. Wi ... ss tries to play each character off each other, in order to create chaos to expedite the master's return.Though the Governess seems to care for the children, she really conspires against them. Each gh ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of The Innocents based on Turn of the Screw

not corrupted by the ghosts 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 ca ...

(2 pages) 32 1 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The major themes, ideas, and characterisations between Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" and Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands".

At first glance, it would appear that Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" and Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" have only one thing in common: they are bo ... etween Edward and the Governess, as well as similarities between Edward and the two children in The Turn of the Screw, Miles and Flora. There are also general themes which the two share - images of a ... mages of a "perfect" society, as well as onlookers who have no control over the situation.Both "The Turn of the Screw" and "Edward Scissorhands" have many traditional features of the gothic genre. How ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A turn of the screw" by Henry James.

The Governess In The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is Driven to Paranoia and Insanity by her Fear of the Position.The ... to Paranoia and Insanity by her Fear of the Position.The plausibility of the governess' story in A Turn of the Screw by Henry James really revolves around whether or not the reader believes that ghos ... oncerned with her position. She knows the she has lost the support in her position of Flora, so she turns to Miles and tries to hug him, befriend him, and gain his support so that she may remain at Bl ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The apparitionist/non-apparitionist controversy

Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" has been the subject of a number of critical papers, lectures, scholarly articles ... real, has been the subject of much debate. In this paper, I will examine two interpretations of The Turn of the Screw. The article entitled "The Ambiguity of Henry James," written in 1934 by Edmund Wi ... hese two interpretations. The other article, written in 1947 by Robert B. Heilman, is entitled "The Turn of the Screw, Henry James." This article mainly examines that of Wilson.Edmund Wilson adopts a ...

(15 pages) 65 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

Note on "The Turn Of The Screw"

espect to the point of view from which they are narrated, and, not surprisingly, Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw" constitutes an outstanding example to supporting such a fact.Obviously, much, if ... s, which David A. Cook and Tremothy J. Corrigan suggest in their essay, "Narrative Structure in The Turn of the Screw: A new approach to meaning": It is worth emphasizing, thus, that each reading base ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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.

‘The Turn of The Screw’ was written during a time in which society was rapidly changing; old views a ... d challenges arose against what had previously been deemed the acceptable social norm. In ‘The Turn of The Screw’ James presents the reader with a story that is inescapably and purposely amb ... o the nature of childhood and innocence. Youth was traditionally bound with purity; James, however, turned this supposition upside down by tarnishing the assumed stainlessness of youth with evil. In & ...

(7 pages) 14 1 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Consequence of Anticipation Henry James' "The Beast in the Jungle" - A literary analysis of a classic short story

he common doom. But poor Marcher at this hour judged the common doom sufficient. It would serve his turn, and even as the consummation of infinite waiting he would bend his pride to accept it. (James) ... beth. "Imagination and Time in 'The Beast in the Jungle.'" Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Turn of the Screw and Other Tales (1970): 88-9. Rpt. in Henry James. Ed. Harold Bloom. Broomall: Che ...

(4 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Psychoanalysis Of The Turn Of The Screw

Sexual passion is the underlying theme of the story that exists underneath the surface of the narrative, either as a result of haunting gho ... unreleased passion is responsible for the traumatic experiences that lead to the sickness and death of two children that were under the care of the governess. Two main conclusions can be drawn from th ... of the governess. Two main conclusions can 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 ...

(6 pages) 15 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn Of The Screw

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a gothic frame story published in the late 1800s. The story take ...

(4 pages) 702 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn Of The Screw

The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, has a movie version in addition to the book. Both accounts tell e ... structive criticism titled " "The grasp with which I recovered him": A Child is Killed in The Turn of the Screw." by Shoshana Felman also interprets the ending as an accidental action comm ...

(3 pages) 611 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heart Of Darkness Vs. The Turn Of The Screw

Essay: Heart of Darkness vs. the Turn of the Screw Charlie Marlow, thirty-two years old, has always "followed the sea". His voyage up ... a main character in Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, and the governess, a main character in The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, both however go through a transformation. Throughout the course o ... her surroundings, the more they realize that they will need to let go of their previous beliefs. In Turn of the Screw, the governess is first delighted with Flora, the little girl, who is beautiful an ...

(4 pages) 1660 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn of the screw by henry jam

Turn of the Screw by: Henry James After reading "The Turn of the Screw", by Henry James, I was left ... en. Flora and Miles, two young children who are left in the care of these women until their uncle returns. Throughout the story the governess explains to Mrs. Grose that she is seeing two people stari ... capes with Flora. Having "girded her loins to meet me once more," the vindictive housekeeper really turns the screw on the governess.To my knowledge I have to say that Henry James intended for the gho ...

(4 pages) 10 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a ghost novel written in a purposefully ambiguous way that opens ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Discuss the effects, and dangers, of a powerful imagination in the turn of the screw and the magic toyshop.

The novels The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, and The Magic Toyshop, by Angela Carter both possess a great deal ... . This mainly features in the protagonists of Melanie in The Magic Toyshop and the governess in The Turn of the Screw. By examining the role of these main characters and those around them, the effects ... rather boring events of real life. In order to maintain this power of imagination, James ended The Turn of the Screw with a question mark, instead of a full stop.The governess has a strong imaginatio ...

(7 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gothic texts should not be banned from high schools. Why The Turn of the Screw - Henry James and The Others - Alejandro Amenábar should be taught in schools.

of women and children and physical and social isolation; all of which are in the two set texts The Turn of the Screw (TOTS) and The Others.In TOTS, the shrouding of details concerning the former gove ... brey TseEastwoodhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Others_(2001_film)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Turn_of_the_Screw

(4 pages) 1549 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Turn of the Screw Ambiguity

In the novella Turn of the Screw by Henry James, the owner of the estate at Bly, a bachelor left to take care of hi ... e children closely in suspense, but she claimed that if it had continued as suspense it would have "turned to something like madness," (James 153). What saved her, she claimed, was that the suspense d ... rom ghosts, and she viewed it as a "magnificent chance" to keep them safe.The unclear causation in "Turn of the Screw" causes the reader to interpret the governess' actions in different ways. Does the ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers