History Literature / TheTurnOfTheScrew

24th May '17 11:55:55 AM cordychase
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Invoked; the first time the governess sees Miles, she decides he can't possibly have done whatever it was that got him expelled from school because he's so adorable. (Of course, she soon changes her mind...)
25th Nov '16 1:15:07 AM Ximei
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* MoralMyopia: Depending on whether the reader believes the governess or not. If she is imagining the ghosts, then she torments and frightens the children with accusations, ultimately driving Flora into hysterics and [[spoiler: leading to Miles' death]]... all the while believing that she is saving them.


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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The governess seems convinced that the children will be liberated from the ghosts if they admit to their existence.


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* SanitySlippage: If the ghosts aren't real, then the governess shows signs of this, which has disastrous consequences on her young wards.
25th Nov '16 1:06:15 AM Ximei
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* TheUnreveal: We never find out just what Miles did to get expelled from school. Theories verge into the realm of UnfortunateImplications...
25th Nov '16 1:03:06 AM Ximei
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* MoneyDearBoy: James intended this novella to bring him some much-needed cash, which it did.
25th Nov '16 1:02:49 AM Ximei
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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.
12th Jul '16 1:22:47 AM PaulA
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The novella has inspired numerous film, television, stage, and even ballet {{adaptation}}s, as well as {{sequel}}s and the occasional PerspectiveFlip. Of these, the best-known are the film ''Film/TheInnocents'' (based on a Broadway play that was itself an adaptation of ''The Turn of the Screw'') and Benjamin Britten's {{opera}}.

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The novella has inspired numerous film, television, stage, and even ballet {{adaptation}}s, adaptations, as well as {{sequel}}s and the occasional PerspectiveFlip. Of these, the best-known are the film ''Film/TheInnocents'' (based on a Broadway play that was itself an adaptation of ''The Turn of the Screw'') and Benjamin Britten's {{opera}}.
{{opera}}.
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.
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