The Turn of the Screw

point of view

Henry James prefected the use of point of view as a narrative device. What 2 incidents from The Turn of the Screw help prove this?

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Oh, this is difficult. James was a firm supporter of scientific research, and he also had a lifelong interest in paranormal phenomena. The Turn of the Screw presents both of these points of view in relation to both the "germ" and the "anecdote." Parts of the novel are drawn directly from scientific research that he'd been privy to; others came from his belief in the supernatural. Regardless, he gives us two points of view intermingled into one using both forms of deduction.


The Turn of the Screw