How can I talk about representations of madness in The Turn of the Screw?

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You could definitely make a case for insanity in terms of the governess. Insanity is a them in this novel. The question of whether the governess is actually seeing the ghosts or hallucinating in an insane state is worth exploring. She is the only one to publicly admit to seeing...

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You could definitely make a case for insanity in terms of the governess. Insanity is a them in this novel. The question of whether the governess is actually seeing the ghosts or hallucinating in an insane state is worth exploring. She is the only one to publicly admit to seeing the ghosts. No one else claims to see anything out of the ordinary.

She believes the truth is finally evident when the ghost of Miss Jessel appears while the governess and Mrs. George are together. She is excited until she realizes that the housekeeper sees nothing. This is one example to use with regards to the ghosts, insanity, and illusions.

You can also use the time she spends awaiting the appearance of the ghosts in which she questions her own sanity. She waits weeks and thinks she should be relieved that they no longe3r appear, but she does not stop looking for them.

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