|Plot Summary of The Turn of the Screw|
The Turn of the Screw is one of the finest ghost stories ever written - but of course, since it is by Henry James, it would be. His steady building of psychological and physical pressure on the governess through the medium of the ghost and the children interacting with it is terrifying and lives up to the title as every new phase gives the story's pressure "another turn of the screw."
This synopsis report prepared by Kelly Whiting
|Chapter Analysis of The Turn of the Screw|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the ghost chased me!
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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