The Turn of the Screw Chapters 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapters 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

Mrs. Grose comes outside and observes the governess looking white as a sheet. The governess explains that she saw a man looking in the window. In answer to Mrs. Grose’s questioning, she explains that he is evidently no gentleman, was not wearing a hat, and that he always seemed to be outside the house, but never in. He had very red, curly hair and whiskers. His eyes are small, very fixed, and strange. He is wearing nice clothes that she knows are not his. She thought he looked like an actor, though she says she has never actually seen one in person. She decides she cannot go to church because she must stay at home to watch over the children. Mrs. Grose can identify the man as Peter Quint, who used...

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