The Turn of the Screw

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Nemo So basically what he's saying is, If you think having a child involved in a scary situation makes it creepier, how about two children? He's using…moreSo basically what he's saying is, If you think having a child involved in a scary situation makes it creepier, how about two children? He's using "giving a turn of the screw" as an expression to mean "making it more intense". The guests answering "they give two turns" is them agreeing that it would indeed double the effect.(less)
Nola Redd There's also an implication that they sexually molested the children, which I first thought as I read and then saw again on wikipedia:

'Poet and…more
There's also an implication that they sexually molested the children, which I first thought as I read and then saw again on wikipedia:

'Poet and literary critic Craig Raine, in his essay "Sex in nineteenth-century literature", states quite categorically his belief that Victorian readers would have identified the two ghosts as child molesters'(less)
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Marlene 1 but only because the language is often so flowery you have to spend your time digging through the flora to get at the dirt of the story.
Algernon Wyck I think that Henry James made the children’s lives and lives in school unclear because he was trying to make an atmosphere of -well- weirdness. It’s…moreI think that Henry James made the children’s lives and lives in school unclear because he was trying to make an atmosphere of -well- weirdness. It’s interesting how James make the children so perfect that it created a menacing feeling.(less)

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