The Turn of the Screw Chapters 13 and 14 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 13 and 14 Summary and Analysis

The governess continues to spend her time absorbed in Miles and Flora, proceeding with lessons and activities. At no time, however, does either child mention the former servants, Peter Quint or Miss Jessel, nor does the governess herself. She seems to get the sense that the children are trying to get her to admit that she is trying to get information out of them. In their lessons, the children refuse to make any reference to their former governess, nor to what they have learned before under her tutelage. They enjoy her stories of her former life, of her family and past pets, but they make no mention whatsoever of any aspect of their lives before her arrival.

A month passes, and the...

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