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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw


by Henry James

The Turn of the Screw Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. In your opinion, are the ghosts real, or are they manifestations of the Governess's imagination?
  2. What exactly is so scary about Peter Quint (well, aside from the fact that he's dead)?
  3. Why are the Governess and Mrs. Grose so disturbed by the idea that the children might know about the illicit relationship between Miss Jessel and Peter Quint?
  4. What, if anything, do you think the ghosts are trying to do to the children?
  5. Why does Miles die?

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