Saturday, February 16, 2019

Solomons The Return of the Screw :: Solomon Return of the Screw

Solomons The Return of the Screw         Mrs. Grose, playing cleverly on the governess visions, convinces her she is comprehend Peter pentad and Ms. Jessel in an effort to drive her mad.  At least, that is check to Eric Solomons The Return of the Screw. Mrs. Grose tries to remove the governess to get to Flora.           Mrs. Grose leave alone do anything to gain direct of Flora, as she proved when she murdered Peter Quint.  He, along with Ms. Jessel, was too ofttimes of an influence on the children.  Quint died somewhat mysteriously, on a cart track between town and Bly.  He died from a blow on the head, supposedly from falling upon a rock in the road.  The readers only impression of the expiry is through Mrs. Groses story, though, and so, Solomon hypothesizes, she filters the information to make it seem less extraordinary a demise. Perhaps Mrs. Grose killed him out of jealously.  The r eader can infer from this point of contemplate that Mrs. Grose somehow also had a hand in Ms. Jessels death.       Mrs. Grose then proceeds, afterwards the murders, to twist the new governess visions of touchs into visions of Quint and Jessel.  Solomon does not address the issue of whether or not what the governess sees is actually there.  His explanation is logical either way.  If the governess sees real ghosts, or if she is imagining it all, does not matter.  What matters is that Mrs. Grose tailors Quint and Jessel to the governess descriptions.  She listens to the descriptions and tells the governess she is seeing Quint and Jessel. Mrs. Grose does not herself create the visions that the governess sees, instead, she deform them to her purpose. The governess visions of ghosts are twisted by Mrs. Grose. When the governess reports seeing a ghost, Mrs. Grose seizes the opportunity, exclaiming that the ghost she sees must be Peter Quin t.  She also labels the other apparition as the ghost of Ms. Jessel.  In this way, she can give the ghosts an evil quality, imparted to them because of the evil lives of Quint and Jessel.  Making the ghosts evil forces the governess Victorian mind to attempt to shield the children from the evil.  Mrs. Grose knows the governess will read too far into the childrens actions, and

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