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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Turn of the Screw.

The Supernatural Quotes

"I quite agree – in regard to Griffin's ghost, or whatever it was – that its appearing first to the little boy, at so tender an age, adds a particular touch. But it's not the first occu...

Innocence Quotes

I held [Mrs. Grose] tighter. "You like them with the spirit to be naughty?" Then, keeping pace with her answer, "So do I!'' I eagerly brought out. "But not to the degree to contaminate – " "T...

Good vs. Evil Quotes

I got hold of this; then, instinctively, instead of returning as I had come, went to the window. It was confusedly present to me that I ought to place myself where he had stood. I did so; I applied...

Appearances Quotes

But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than an...

Repression Quotes

"[…] It sounded dull – it sounded strange; and all the more so because of his main condition." "Which was – ?" "That she should never trouble him – but never, never: neither...

Society and Class Quotes

The scene had a greatness that made it a different affair from my own scant home, and there immediately appeared at the door, with a little girl in her hand, a civil person who dropped me as decent...

Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes

I hesitated; then I judged best simply to hand her my letter – which, however, had the effect of making her, without taking it, simply put her hands behind her. She shook her head sadly. "Suc...

Gender Quotes

This person proved, on her presenting herself, for judgment, at a house in Harley Street, that impressed her as vast and imposing – this prospective patron proved a gentleman, a bachelor in t...

Literature and Writing Quotes

"I quite agree – in regard to Griffin's ghost, or whatever it was – that its appearing first to the little boy, at so tender an age, adds a particular touch. But it's not the first occu...
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