The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James
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The Turn of the Screw Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes Page 4

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"She's there, you little unhappy thing – there, there, there, and you see her as well as you see me!" I had said shortly before to Mrs. Grose that she was not at these times a child, but an old, old woman, and that description of her could not have been more strikingly confirmed than in the way in which, for all answer to this, she simply showed me, without an expressional concession or admission, a countenance of deeper and deeper, of indeed suddenly quite fixed, reprobation. (20.2)

In this moment, we're not sure who knows what – does the Governess really know that Flora can see Miss Jessel? Can Flora really see her? Or does Flora know that the Governess is totally insane?

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