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The Turn of the Screw Read ↠ 2 Engle pludselig tegn på andre mere ubehagelige siderSammen med uhyggen kommer også tvivlen snigende For kan hun stole på sine indtryk eller er de i virkeligheden indbildning udslag af hendes ensomme situation og stadig mere nervøse tilstan. I seemed to float not into clearness but into a darker 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 disturbed under any circumstances Bly is enormous the acres endless the house full of corridors and closed doors Our unnamed narrator couldn t be happier Flora and Miles couldn t be lovelier And then 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 a direction unusual of course and unpleasant but 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 to draw hisher own conclusions James is not a writer who provides every solution at the end of his works Even daily mundane issues and snapshots of ordinary life acuire a different colour 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 dropped upon Bly and had blown out half our lights The place with its gray sky and withered garlands its bared spaces and scattered dead 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 descriptions commanding atmosphere a background full of contrasts and dark 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 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 Add desire 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 delivered on a silver plate We discussed 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 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 many dark 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 do the work of my life And I will My reviews can also be found on

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The Turn of the Screw Read ↠ 2 Han ikke bliver forstyrretDen unge guvernante indser dog snart at det netop er forstyrrelser godset myldrer med Hun begynder at se to mystiske tavse skikkelser rundt om på området og samtidig viser de to børn som ellers har været de rene. I hate when I don t love a classic It makes me feel stupid like I m too ignorant to comprehend literary brilliance I m particularly 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 I didn 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 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 haunting description 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 disturbed mind Either the children are angels or demons Dialogue and details are intentionally vague to allow both interpretations and allegedly this is what makes the book so goodI didn 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 details around the governess s background and her inhuman obsessions I might argue that she is a ghost herself I m sure I could hunt down 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 dream It might be a fun project to see how many peculiar interpretations can be made from emphasizing indistinct lines in different ways I would do it but honestly one read through is enoughAll this said I do 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

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The Turn of the Screw Read ↠ 2 En ung præstedatter ankommer til et idyllisk engelsk landsted for at tiltræde stillingen som guvernante for de to forældreløse børn Miles og Flora Godset tilhører børnenes onkel en travl forretningsmand fra London hvis eneste krav er at. No no there are depths depths The I go over it the I see in it and the I see in it the I fear I don t know what I don t see what I 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 the death 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 doing 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 doesn t really know what to be afraid of What nature of evil are we dealing 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 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 possibly done to 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 to discover 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 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 what do they want with the children now Of course without confirmation of the existence of these supernatural events from other people one 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 my dear 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 debated whether the governess was actually seeing the phantom manifestations or not There is certainly a desperation to how she attempts to protect the children fully 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 and distant 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 some of the same convoluted 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 the deeper 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 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No no there are depths depths The I go over it the I see in it and the I see in it the I fear I don t know what I don t see what I 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 the death of their parents He is very Сквозная линия explicit in his instructions to the governess that he is not to be bothered with Child 44 excessive communications The governess is young and pretty and wants to impress her new Going Away employer by doing Desperate Times 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 All American Murder everyone at risk Risk of what you might ask That becomes the unknown That Deadman Dance element of the story The reader doesn t really know what to be afraid of What nature of 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information that leave a murky picture in her mind The reluctance which Small Acts of Resistance everyone shows in speaking about the past makes the governess and suspicious that something potentially perplexing lies in the truth She starts to see 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 Expressive Therapies 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 Infidel existence of these ghosts of uint the butler and Miss Jessel the I Love to Bake ex governess Both of these people were obsessed with the children when they were alive The uestion becomes what do they want with the children now Of course without confirmation of the Prelude One existence of these 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Book employer We watch her naivety crumble as she is battered by the strange and distant attitudes of the children and the To Adam With Love Gray Zone #1 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 some of the same convoluted 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 Celtic Wonder Tales 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 the deeper psychological implications of the interplay between characters I started to realize that this is a tragedy with Confessions of a Teenager 2 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