History Literature / TheTurnOfTheScrew

24th Jan '16 5:51:49 PM Willbyr
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* UnreliableNarrator: Whether the governess is just imagining the ghosts, is a matter for debate. James claimed that it was just a simple ghost story, but he was also known for writing stories from biased or unreliable perspectives.
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* UnreliableNarrator: Whether or not the governess is just imagining the ghosts, ghosts is a matter for debate. James claimed that it was just a simple ghost story, but he was also known for writing stories from biased or unreliable perspectives.perspectives.
24th Jan '16 10:06:36 AM aye_amber
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* UnreliableNarrator: Whether the governess is just imagining the ghosts is a matter for debate. James claimed that it was just a simple ghost story, but he was also known for writing stories from biased or unreliable perspectives.
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* UnreliableNarrator: Whether the governess is just imagining the ghosts ghosts, is a matter for debate. James claimed that it was just a simple ghost story, but he was also known for writing stories from biased or unreliable perspectives.
11th Jul '15 6:43:11 PM Wingedelephants
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* LyingCreator: James stated that the novel is a straightforward ghost story and not an example of UnreliableNarrator, but many critics argue that James was being intentionally deceptive when he made such statements. James is known for his use of UnreliableNarrator in other works.
11th Jul '15 6:42:09 PM Wingedelephants
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* LyingCreator: James stated that the novel is a straightforward ghost story and not an example of UnreliableNarrator, but many critics argue that James was being intentionally deceptive when he made such statements. James is known for his use of UnreliableNarrator in other works.
26th Nov '14 12:50:49 PM Miriam
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26th Nov '14 12:48:33 PM Miriam
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* TitleDrop: In both the prologue and the governess' narrative.
29th Oct '14 9:16:07 PM jcogginsa
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Flora and Miles show several signs of having been Sexually abused, a rampant problem during the time the story was written.
19th Jul '14 9:20:44 PM Miriam
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* NeverLearnedToRead: Mrs. Grose is illiterate.
11th Jul '13 3:14:40 PM Miriam
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* CreepyChildrenSinging: An important part of the Britten opera (especially [[IronicNurseryTune "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son"]]).

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* LoveAtFirstSight: The governess falls for the Master immediately, and sometimes fantasizes about obtaining his approval. Her obsession usually emerges only obliquely, as in her excuses for his lack of interest in the children.

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* MadwomanInTheAttic: The governess' initial explanation for Peter Quint's sudden appearance.
11th Jul '13 3:02:05 PM Miriam
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* DaylightHorror: Most of the ghost sightings occur when there is still light outside.
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