(PDF/EBOOK) The Turn of the Screw BY Henry James


And Jessel are projections by the governess of repressed aspects of her own psycheBut the scariest interpretation is reading the governess as a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic If one reads the story as if this was a given it s very very creepy with the governesses psychosis gradually growing to such huge proportions that even the long suffering Mrs Grose takes fright and removes little Flora as uickly as she can There are some people who feel that the governess murdered Miles on purpose but my personal reading was sympathetic towards her I thought that she had perhaps only smothered Miles in her zealous embrace Note that she oes say I caught him yes I held him it may be imagined with what a passion So she wasn t just giving him a friendly light uick little hug there She was sueeezing the poor tyke I had of a feeling that she was a person whose mind was slowly coming apart I felt she was a person who clung to the children as being her only justification for being someone in the world they gave her life meaning and it is via being their governess that she is at the helm of the household at Bly I felt her worst fault was a histrionic narcissistic type of problemNote her panic at Miles s reuests to be returned to school how she fences with him She seems terrified of him leaving Bly of him escaping from her grasp because surely then her status part of her whole reason for being would be Freedom's Web: Student Activism in an Age of Cultural Diversity diminishedI also found that the governess kept seeming to read Mrs Grose s reaction incorrectly Did Mrs Grose really want to kiss her And all alongidn t the poor Mrs Grose simply comply with whatever ridiculous claims the governess came up with just so that she wouldn t anger this madwoman andor wouldn t run the risk of losing her position at Bly After all the governess was put in charge of the household and therefore she might have the power to fire Mrs Grose or at least have her fired It s only at the end after Flora couldn t take the governess excesses any that Mrs Grose managed to scrape together enough guts to stand up to the governess in trying to protect poor FloraThere are those who see a lot of pederasty in the story between uint and Miles and some people even between Jessel and Flora I must admit that I originally also thought that there was at least than friendship between uint and Miles because that would fit in nicely with the reason why Miles was expelled It would then make sense that he probably said to those that he liked either that he likes them or loves them or even that he would like to to put in Victorian language try out a bit of buggery with themJames had put Miles s reaction so beautifully He looked in vague pain all round the top of the room and Danny Flash and the Alien Crash drew his breath two or three times over as if withifficulty He might have been standing at the bottom of the sea and raising his eyes to some faint green twilight Well I said things Later on I was not so sure anyAs for pederasty between the governess and the children some have suggested that she felt a pederastic passion for Miles and I must admit that the lines We continued silent while the maid was with us as silent it whimsically occurred to me as some young couple who on their wedding journey at the inn feel shy in the presence of the waiter He turned round only when the waiter had left us Well so we re alone o seem rather suggestive of this Though I feel one can t be certainThe fireside narrator from the intro to the story Douglas was I think a poor fool who was taken in by the governess and believed her storiesThat s or less how I saw the thing fitting together but of course there are a many other interpretationsIn the Marxist interpretation class ifferences are explored The children are scorned by their upper class peers because they ared to lower themselves by mixing with the servants as represented especially by uint The governess sees uint as a horror because he is of the lower classes and Jessel as an evil woman because she lowered herself by falling in love with a servantIn the Freudian interpretation you can of course expect it to be all about sex and repressed subconscious I must admit that James either consciously or subconsciously used some sexual imagery uint is associated with the tower phallic and Jessel is spotted by the lake the latter of which is often see as a symbol for the womb Also while Jessell appears to the governess at the lake Flora is engaged in sticking a phallic piece of wood into a hole in another piece of wood Heh hide spoiler I hate when I on t love a classic It makes me feel stupid like I m too ignorant to comprehend literary brilliance I m particularly Creative Watercolor and Mixed Media disappointed in myself for not loving A Turn of the Screw because I m such a huge fan of all things ghastly and Gothic And this is bothBut it s true Iidn t care for it The governess appears seemingly out of thin air lacks personality or any believable motivation Her obsession with the children is either utter nonsense or perversely sexual Neither option is welcomed The children themselves never Alchemically Stoned demonstrate behavior to suggest they are genuinely charming or particularly sinister Most egregious the baroue language misses an opportunity to be indulgent on eerie atmosphere and hauntingescription Instead it all comes across rather plainMuch of the academic admiration is around James carefully crafted structure which invites two interpretations Either the apparitions are real or are they are the manifestations of the governess s ROMANCE (African American Romance Multicultural Romance Contemporary Romance) 11: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial Romance BWWM Short Stories Urban Baby Romance) disturbed mind Either the children are angels oremons Dialogue and IELTS Success Formula Academic details are intentionally vague to allow both interpretations and allegedly this is what makes the book so goodIidn t see it that way Ambiguity can be used with great success to create a sense of mystery and suspense But in this case I find it irksome Why are the characters behaving so stupidly Why are their motivations so senseless Did I miss a page somewhereGiven the scant Alien Soldiers Baby Zoran Warriors details around the governess s background and her inhuman obsessions I might argue that she is a ghost herself I m sure I could huntown sentences to back up this unconventional theory There s probably an argument to be made that she s a space alien Or that the whole thing is a bizarre On Beauty dream It might be a fun project to see how many peculiar interpretations can be made from emphasizing indistinct lines inifferent ways I would BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2222: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) do it but honestly one read through is enoughAll this said Io think it is indisputable how influential this novella has been on Gothic literature for the past 100 years I know my critical reaction is a minority opinion on this one If you re a fan please add a comment and help me understand what I m missing Redonkulous Where s my SPOOKY I mean I thought I Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary d get a few good jump scares out of a book with possessed children in it You know whatidn t happen not even once while I was listening to this book THISI m not sure why my teenage self thought The Turn of the Screw was worth 4 stars but my older than teenage self certainly oesn tOn the surface it seems like this should be a winner for me in the classic epartment short scary short But it was kinda crap So the gist is that this governess is seeing the spirits of these two people One was the ex governess and the other was the rascally friend of her boss And for some unexplained reason they ve COME FOR THE CHILDRENThe kids won t admit to seeing these spirits but the governess knows they ve been in contact with the children because shrugsSuspicious stuff I No no there are Das Schwert der Totengöttin depthsepths The I go over it the I see in it and the I see in it the I fear I The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds Sponges and Corals don t know what Ion t see what I Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) don t fear Screen shot from the 1961 version of The Innocents based on the James short storyA governess is hired to look after the nephew and niece of a man who has inherited the responsibility for the children after theeath of their parents He is very explicit in his instructions to the governess that he is not to be bothered with excessive communications The governess is young and pretty and wants to impress her new employer by oing exactly what he wishes She wants to be seen as competent and in a sense this need to please proves to be a vulnerability that as she tries to shield and protect she actually puts everyone at risk Risk of what you might ask That becomes the unknown element of the story the reader unknown element of the story The reader t really know what to be afraid of What nature of evil are we ealing with The children are ethereally beautiful The governess is compromised immediately by preconceived notions that we all have to a certain extent that beauty euates to goodness I was Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 dazzled by their loveliness When the boy Miles is kicked out of his exclusive school for unrevealed reasons the governess cannot fathom what he could have possiblyone to The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction deserve this level of embarrassing punishment It was inconceivable to her that he was capable of anything remotely improper As the governess begins to try to understand her young charges she also begins toiscover that there are swirling uestions about what has happened to other people who have been associated with the children in the past She cross examines the housekeeper and carefully the children ferreting out bits and pieces of information that leave a murky picture in her mind The reluctance which everyone shows in speaking about the past makes the governess and suspicious that something potentially perplexing lies in the truth She starts to see Understanding Shutter Speed dead people I was ready to know the very worst that was to be known What I had then had an ugly glimpse of was that my eyes might be sealed just while theirs were most opened Her first thought was to protect the innocence of the children but maybe what she should have been worried about was protecting her own innocence It becomes a game of ignoring these phantoms in the hopes that the children would not become aware of the existence of these ghosts of uint the butler and Miss Jessel the ex governess Both of these people were obsessed with the children when they were alive The uestion becomes whato they want with the children now Of course without confirmation of the existence of these supernatural events from other people one The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse does naturally tend to start uestioning one s own sanity Henry James weaves in these awkward interactions between the governess and Miles There are moments when the young lad seems to be attempting to seduce his governess He calls her myear which sounds innocent enough but when coupled with innuendos the words take on a unseemly connotation The governess is not totally immune to the charm of the handsome boy Of course I was under the spell and the wonderful part is that even at the time I perfectly knew I was But I gave myself up to it it was an antidote to any pain and I had pains than one Scholars have Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature debated whether the governess was actually seeing the phantom manifestations or not There is certainly aesperation to how she attempts to protect the children fully The Writing Workshop determined to keep the situation under control without having to contact her employer We watch her naivety crumble as she is battered by the strange andistant attitudes of the children and the extraordinary circumstances of the spine chilling past intruding on the present I was firmly on the side of believing the governess was losing a firm grasp on her sanity but then James throws a wrinkle into my firm resolve when Miles makes this statement to the governess that they should not miss his sister and the housekeeper after they have fled the circumstances I suppose we shouldn t Of course we have the others Or is Miles just playing her This is a short story but it is a short story by Henry James He has. ن مكتبة الانجلو المصرية بالاشتراك مع مؤسسة فرانكلين للطباعة والنشر، واشترك كل من الروائى ثروت اباظة والشاعر عبدالله البشير فى ترجمتها فى منتصف القرن الماضى، وها هى تصدر فى طبعة جديدة منذ أي. Some of the same convoluted Agricultural Engineering difficult sentences that show up in his novels They may bewilder on a first read but after another go they start to make sense I ve read enough James to find those complicated sentences when they appear like Gordian Knots amusing than frustrating This tale left me jangled and apprehensive as if an apparition were still strumming their fingers along the length of my sciatic nerve If you read it on the most basic level as a ghost story you will certainly find it unsatisfying As I started to understand theeeper psychological implications of the interplay between characters I started to realize that this is a tragedy with elements of horror that left lasting traumatic issues for those that survived If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at There is a presumption that a book if written concurrent with a certain time period Distant Echoes Finding Keys To Life After Abuse during 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Intoxicants in Society didn t make it past the first 140 characters you ll want to avoid it unless your appetite for unintentionalouble entendres surpasses your Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance dislike of egregiously prolix prose as the narrator s aptitude for inadvertently making it sound as though she is engaged in particularly inappropriate Afternoon Delight style undertakings with her young male charge is prodigious and nigh Funkeian I seemed to float not into clearness but into aarker obscure and within a minute there had come to me out of my very pity the appalling alarm of his perhaps being innocent It was for the instant confounding and bottomless for if he were innocent what then on earth was I A young governess accepts a position in a beautiful estate in the English countryside in Essex The cosmopolitan uncle entrusts his niece and nephew into her hands and asks not to be Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings disturbed under any circumstances Bly is enormous the acres endless the house full of corridors and closedoors Our unnamed narrator couldn t be happier Flora and Miles couldn t be lovelier And then Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) darkness arrives A man standing on a tower a woman in black standing by the lake A strange song and a face at the window I could only get on at all by taking nature into my confidence and my account by treating my monstrous ordeal as a push in airection unusual of course and unpleasant but Gramatica de baza a limbii romane demanding after all for a fair front only another turn of the screw of ordinary human virtue Having recently watched for the tenth time the marvelous 1961 film The Innocents I thought that it was time to read one of Henry James most controversial works once again I always choose this as a part of my summer readings Its sultry atmosphere soon becomes eerie its underlying sensuality grows within an environment of secrets and charged sexual tension Suffocating and enticing cryptic and provoking Challenging Hungry The uestions are many Is everything real Is the young woman imagining things Has she created a world of her own projecting her frustrations upon the innocents Or has she found herself in a whirlwind of lust and obsession orchestrated by two malevolent spirits who use the children as vessels and instruments Each reader needs toraw hisher own conclusions James is not a writer who provides every solution at the end of his works Even aily mundane ISSUES AND SNAPSHOTS OF ORDINARY LIFE ACUIRE A DIFFERENT and snapshots of ordinary life acuire a ifferent in each novel The Turn of the Screw is in a league of its own The summer had turned the summer had gone the autumn had College University Budgeting: College And University Budgeting dropped upon Bly and had blown out half our lights The place with its gray sky and withered garlands its bared spaces and scatteredead leaves was like a theater after the performance all strewn with crumpled playbills Whatever your expectations may be James created one of the best if not THE best Gothic novels of all time Uniue Integrating Cleveland Baseball descriptions commanding atmosphere a background full of contrasts andark imagery The idyllic estate that changes when night falls Two charming gifted children that seem rather fascinated with Death a housemaid that seems to protect every secret of the house The Turn of the Screw The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol defined the Gothic genre and paved the way for the trope of the Haunted House that is still extremely popular More than ever in fact Whispers apparitions murmurs nightly windows shadows a troubled young woman who wants to help and understand Addesire and a potential incestuous relationship lurking in the future and you have a timeless storyI read this novella when I was 17 It frustrated me because I was impatient wanting to have every answer Grassroots Leviathan delivered on a silver plate Weiscussed the hell out of it in university and I fell in love I understood that the majority of the finest books written create uestions when their final page is turned It was this work that gave birth to my fascination with Voices and Veils dubious closures Now no matter how many times I have read it its magnetism stays strongAnd I am one of those who side with the heroine I firmly believe that it was all true There are manyark forces around us and beyond us Who s to say for certain I take up my own pen again the pen of all my old unforgettable efforts and sacred struggles To myself today I need say no Large and full and high the future still opens It is now indeed that I may Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises do the work of my life And I will My reviews can also be found on WORDS WORDS WORDS IS THE HOUSE HAUNTED WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS IS SHE CRAZY WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS ARE THEY ALL CRAZY WORDS WORDS WORDS NO IT MUST BE HAUNTED WORDS WORDS WORDS NO SHE MUST BE CRAZY WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS CRAZY WORDS SICKNESS WORDS WORDS WORDS DEATH THE END Turn of the Screw is a pretty cool story It s about a governess who either heroically attempts to protect her two charges from malevolent ghosts or goesangerously bonkers James leaves it ambiguous and I love that kind of story Ambiguity works for me Four stars for the plot Kindof an abrupt ending thoughOn the other hand there s his writing style I was at this party once and the topic was what would you 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School do if the world was ending and the answer was generally that we would have all the sex James writes like the world is ending and he secided to have all the punctuation Check this entirely typical sentence outI waited but nothing came then in the first place and there is something Love in Bloom dire in this I feel than in anything I have to relate I wasetermined by a sense that within a minute all sounds from her had previously ropped and in the second by the circumsta Me at 50%And 75% And 90% I was actually really excited to read this classic Henry James novella a gothic ghost story published in 1898 A young woman is hired to be the governess for two young orphans by their uncle whose good looks and charm impress the governess She wants to impress him in turn with her capability especially when his main command to her is that she never NEVER bother him with any problems or concernsShe s packed off to the uncle s country estate to meet young Flora and Miles who are elightful beautiful children The housekeeper becomes her friend and confidante There are just a few odd things strange noises in the house footsteps a child s cry and Miles has been expelled from his boarding school for mysterious unnamed reasons But really everything is just fine Until she starts seeing a mysterious man and woman appear and isappear and becomes convinced that they are the ghosts of the prior governess and another employee And she s certain that the children see these ghosts but won t admit it Also she s uite sure that these ghosts are out to get the children How is she so sure of all these things Who knows She just is And the uestion is is she really seeing supernatural manifestations or IS SHE SLOWLY BECOMING AND DELUSIONAL OR BOTH AND she slowly becoming and elusional or both And the children innocent or evil James includes hints but Hermetic Alchemy Science and Practice The Golden Dawn Alchemy Series 2 doesn t ever answer these uestionsIt sounds like a fascinating psychological examination with a narrator who is both unnamed and unreliable So it surprised me a little when I literally could barely keep my eyes open while I was reading itThe story is told in a roundabout murky way which helps create a sense of confusion You also have to continually plow through sentences like this oneThey had never I think wanted too so many things for their poor protectress I mean though they got their lessons better and better which was naturally what would please her most in the way of IELTS Academic and General Task 2 How to Write at a Band 9 Level diverting entertaining surprising her reading her passages telling her stories acting her charades pouncing out at her inisguises as animals and historical characters and above all astonishing her by the pieces they had secretly got by heart and could interminably reciteI think Henry James must have had some sort of allergy to periods How BWWM did he even stay awake while he was writing convoluted sentences like thisI persevered to the end not so hard too when it s only 100 pages but this story just never grew on me The whole thing was an odd and murky reading experience which perhaps Henry James would say was his intent Too bad it was also so very boring and unsatisfyingSo if you ever have insomnia I ve got the book for you I keep thinking maybe I read this wrong because it s such a classic So I ll give it another shot Who knows Sometimes that works out for me The Turn of the Screw is another classic I have been meaning to read for years I Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League didn t know much about it but it has come up a lot lately in my Goodreadsiscussions and other books I have read I was surprised to find out that it is a gothic horror story Not really sure what I was expecting but I guess I just had the stereotypical classic novel with people in old clothes with an antiue setting on the cover I know I know bad Matthew Don t judge a book by its coverThis book reminded me a lot of The Haunting of Hill House and Rebecca The setting is How Al-Anon Works for Families Friends of Alcoholics dark and mysterious there may or may not be supernatural elements in play and you are suspicious of the plot and characters the whole time I think the writing is pretty accessableespite being a classic book I know that some I have encountered are BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *1: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) difficult to get into not because of a bad plot just because the writing is flowery and confusing overwritten may be a good word to use In this case the writingoes a very good job setting the tone and eveloping the charactersI cannot say that the final resolution was my favorite It felt uite sudden and I really thought I had missed something or not understood what happened However after reading a summary of the story online I realized I understood it just fine So for me this book was a great journey with a so so endingI recommend this book to horror fans specifically if you like ghosts and haunted houses Also if you are trying to pad your classic reading resume this is a ecent one to try And since it isn t too long it is not too much of a commitmen. ام ضمن سلسلة ميراث 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Now you see me now you Romance don t What the Meaning understanding and certainty all become elusive chimera in this ambiguous game of hide and seek that Henry James plays with us Have you ever been in one of those weird situations where you wondered if you were losing your mindoubting whether what you were seeing was real And what it was that you were seeing This is one of those what the heck novels that you often find in the modernist genre Not originally classed as a modernist novel by now it is viewed as one by many modern critics because of the ambiguity and layers that James managed to captureIt is just as slippery and ambiguous and as what on earth is happening here as the most obfuscating of the modernist novels one tends to struggle with trying to figure out what is going on like with Virginia Woolf s The Waves William Faulkner s The Sound and the Fury Thomas Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow Henry James might not be playing around as much as true modernists o with narrative voice although he built three layers into his narrative viewpoint and the story is certainly a metatext Like most modernists he oes play around to some extent with temporality but only to a small extent and only slightly with structure However it is the play with meaning the what the heck actually happened here that lends so much ambiguity and scope for interpretation that makes this novella shinePart of what points to our narration being unreliable is the fact that the novella is a nested metatext being a story someone is telling about a story that someone else told him about a story that someone else told himThe fun is that it reads like a Gothic novel and for all intents and purposes would be a Gothic novel were it not for the subtleties in meaning and content context leaping out at the reader especially the modern sophisticated reader who Teaching Feminist Activism: Strategies from the Field doesn t actually believe in you know ghosts However the story isn t really creepy in the way that conventional ghost stories areWell it is sort ofBut it s also like when you walk into your house at night and the lights areimmed and there s this hat and coat stand at the end of the passage and in the shadows it looks like there s a person there watching and waiting and you wonder IS THAT Or no is that just my imagination playing tricks on me Yet you take our time all the time eyeing that shadowy figure and you uickly walk to the light switch and flick it onThough the governess s shadowman had no hat therefore not a gentlemanHave you ever had a Your Beautiful Mind (Mindful Drinking Book 2) dream in which you vaguely become aware of the presence of someone you feel you know You seem to know him well from some otherreamscape and yet you cannot place your finger on who he is yet his presence seems so sinister If someone were to ask you who the shadowy man at the edge of your vision was you might reply Why Nobody and yet you fear him but Culture Moves don t know why You know the reason is sitting just at the tip of your consciousness but it s all cast in shadow and yet it makes you feel so terribly uneasy You may even wonder in such aream if that shadowy image could somehow be you yourself but the thought of that the very idea makes your hair stand on end gives you a leaden pith of Message in a Bottle: The Making of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome dread that sinks into your stomach and grips your insides withiscomfortDream analysts would say that that strangely familiar figure is a projection of the part of your own self that you find unacceptable This other self can even appear threatening because often our aggressive impulses have to be suppressed as much as or even than our sexual impulses If that self came loose from under our control it could be a Respect Love dangerous thing and therefore we fear it albeit on a subconscious levelHave you ever had aream like that This novella was reminiscent of such a Introduction To Combinatorial Algorithms And Boolean Functions dream made me feel like I was reading about such areamSome people read this as a ghost story some as a horror story and some as a psychological thriller or study there are Computer Algorithms C++: C++ and Pseudocode Versions depthsepths The I go over it the I see in it and the I see in it the I fear I Plan Colombia don t know what Ion t see that I Biologically Inspired Algorithms for Financial Modelling (Natural Computing Series) don t fear I must mention that I got most of theetail about the ifferent types of analyses from the Beidler critical edition of The Turn of the Screw that is full of the ifferent types of analyses from the Beidler critical edition of The Turn of the Screw that is full of material cultural context history critical essays and interpretations of the textThere are Marxist interpretations of this story Jungian interpretations Freudian ones Reader response analyses Post modern Modern New Criticism New Historicism views of the story you name it Oh and of course there are those among some of the abovementioned who take a gay view as well There IS NO REAL EVIDENCE FOR OR AGAINST THE DIRECTIONS no real evidence for or against the irections s orientation leaned though I have read some excerpts of his letters to young men that would incline me to agree that there s a strong possibility that he was gayAmong the gay proponents are those who say that the governess is a subconscious projection by James of himself and his repressed urges Whatever other conclusions one might come to you have to admit that the governess is one tight little ball of repressed urges I see her as being under a lot of pressure from various origins One of the pressures she has is an urge to gain power If you think about it the governess is actually a nobody One of the younger children of an obscure country preacher and a female to boot not much going for her beyond some homeschooling privately bred is there and now she is suddenly at the helm of an entire household and uite a wealthy one at that but her charming seductive employer wants no contact with her She is at the helm all on her ownsome uite a situation for an inexperienced young country girl to find herself inWayne C Booth a well known lit crit has said In English alone I have counted before I got too bored to go on than five hundred titles of books and articles about The Turn of the Screw and since it has been translated and iscussed in His Abused Mate dozens of other languages the total must yield than a lifetime s possible readingso yeah there s been a lot of gabble about this little story and the interesting part is that hardly anyone seems able to agree on what the story actually says James has been very subtle and clever Even in his preface and in his responses to readers of the story heid not give the game away Indeed he says in his preface that the reader s own imagination his own sympathy and horror will supply him uite sufficiently with all the particulars Ha and so it has proved to beStart of SPOILER section Here are some of the variations on interpretations of how the screw really turnsview spoiler1 A straight Ghost story reading In this version the ghosts are real ghosts and everything the governess says is reliable and true2 A variety of ironic readings According to the most cynical versions the governess is cruel and egocentric she either made the whole thing up to get attention or used a fiction of seeing ghosts to try and gain the status of a heroine and to make the master of Bly whom she is in love with take notice of herOther readings are cynical of actual ghosts but sympathetic towards the governess in interpreting the ghosts as illusions seen by the governess Some feel that these illusions are the product of a Distributed Systems diseased mind or of a madwoman some feel that they are the products of her hysteria brought on by her sexual longing for the master of Bly Some of the ironic readings are mixed Some people say that the whole thing was a prank by the children or the servants or even an attempt by Mrs Grose torive the governess mad so that Mrs Grose could have her position back as head of the Bly householdIn any case this was my first take on the story before I had read all the hundreds of interpretations out thereMy impression of the children s uncle the governesses charming extravagant seductive employer was what a Teaching: Education and Academics at the turn of the century. douchebag The typical tycoon who extricates himself from his interpersonal responsibilities with cash Set the poor little orphans up in a nice comfortable mansion with a string of servants and heoesn t have to know that they existI uite enjoyed the Marxist critiue of the story and of course no Marxist would have any charitable feelings towards our ashing rich aristocrat who so blithely consigns people to nothingness banishing them from his sphere of consciousness like ants At first I was entirely sympathetic towards the governess With her first sighting of uint although I thought the whole set up of how she spotted him was eerie and strange I initially suspected that uint might was eerie and strange I initially suspected that uint might a ghost though one isn t entirely sure this is how subtle James is I thought he might possibly be a person lurking around the place in a sinister way The thing that caught me there was that she was walking around thinking and aydreaming about her employer and wishing he would appear and lo A man Counter Discourse in African Literature did appear However like the governess says not uite the man she had wanted to appearThose who argue in favor of actual ghosts say that the fact that Mrs Grose could identify him proves that he was really the ghost of uint However she has only the governess word to go on and recall the governess s initial vagueness about how he looked When first asked toescribe him she says that he looks like nobody That rather shook me in a weird way It was my first indication that all might not be uite right with the governess s mind The second sighting at the Stoan (Mated to the Alien, dining room really impressed me Wow One of the best and weirdest pieces of fiction I had read in a long long time There s so much in that little scene First the way she sees him suddenly through the window looking in Even if he were a real person coming suddenly upon a stranger looking in on your privacy like that must give anybody uite a turn Note that she then realizes that he is not looking for her She sounds almost a bitisappointed about that but how Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U. 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Catholic Church does she know that Howoes she know who he is looking for Then the next part is so well Double Action Deputy (Cardwell Ranch: Montana Legacy Book 4) done I read governess s problem as being one of ego and narcissism Like we ve said nobody ever takes any notice of her even the childrenon t take much notice of her they merely seem to humor her while they re actually living in their own little world But the children had adored uint and Jessel as we have heard by nowSo what The Alien Corn (The Canadians does sheo Just like a jealous stepmother she goes out and puts herself in her predecessor s place She literally replaces her predecessor s image and position with her own by going around to where he had stood and she literally says in the story It was confusedly present to me that I ought to place myself where he had stood I Academia Nuts did so I applied my face to the pane and looked as he had looked into the room As if at this moment to show me exactly what his range had been Mrs Grose as I hadone for himself just before came in from the hall This African Literature dreamscape like scenario lends itself to some very interesting Freudian and Jungian interpretations indeed In the Freudian view ok there are a few actually uint and Jessel s relationship forms an inversion of the governess and her employer s relationship Jessel and this is also part of the Marxist interpretation had taken a stepown when she fell in love with a mere servant whereas the governess s ambition goes upward towards her employerThis replacement theme features very strongly in the story note the schoolroom scene where Jessel replaces the governess by sitting in her chair at her esk I uote she had looked at me long enough to appear to say that her right to sit at my table was as good as mine to sit at hers While these instants lasted indeed I had the extraordinary chill of feeling that it was I who was the intruderTo me the scary part is the implication that both uint. إذا كنت من عشاق روايات الرعب والأشباح فإليك برواية دورة اللولب للأديب الأمريكى هنرى جيمس والتى تعتبر من أشد قصص الأشباح عمقاً وامتلاكاً للشعور، وقد صدرت ترجمة هذه الرواية للعربية لأول مرة ع. ,


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