The Turn of the Screw Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 3 and 4 Summary and Analysis

Summary
Mrs. Grose’s vagueness to the governess’s inquiries does not change the closeness of their relationship. The governess is overwhelmed by how beautiful Miles (like Flora) is, and cannot understand how such a marvelous child could be expelled from school. She refuses to acknowledge the letter from the headmaster, nor does she inform her employer, according to his wishes.

The governess becomes more and more infatuated with her charges. She does not grow tired of her duties, as many governesses do. Yet she enjoys her time alone in the evenings, after the children have gone to bed. One such evening finds her outside talking a walk around the grounds, thinking of her employer, whom she has...

(The entire section is 903 words.)