what a breath of fresh air this is to james' turn of the screw. the writing is so much clearer and easier to read. it makes the flow of the story much better thereby adding to the suspense. at the same time it contains some of the same ambiguities.
is the narrator amoral? yes his intentions are to become a boarder in the home of a former lover to the famous poet john aspern in order to get the letters he wrote to her. he does this through subterfuge. yet he has his limits. he won't court the spinster niece in order to get her help. he is actually quite honest and up front with her regarding his intentions when the time for deceipt comes. he also refuses to force her to do what she… Read more