The Turn of the Screw Chapters 21 and 22 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 21 and 22 Summary and Analysis

Summary
The next morning the governess awakens to find Mrs. Grose at her bedside with the news that Flora is ill and feverish. She is afraid, not of the presence of Miss Jessel, but of the governess herself. She persists in denying that she saw anything, as the governess charges, who believes that Flora and Miles have devised this plan in order to make her look bad in the eyes of their uncle. She says that Flora means to get rid of her, with which Mrs. Grose agrees.

The governess states that Mrs. Grose must take Flora and leave Bly and let her deal with Miles. She believes that the boy might yet come to her side...

(The entire section is 896 words.)