Henry Aswell Research Paper

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Using that threat for her benefit, she granted herself the mission of salvation, “convinced of her own power to preserve them untainted”, even if her mission was only a pretense to hamper them from growing up. Therefore, her sanity is again questioned. Moreover, “her omission of the fact that the demons have appeared inside the house” reveals that she only cares about Miles and Flora and not about Mrs Grose nor Luke. Finally, the main aim of Aswell's work was to emphasize the fact the ghosts were just “mirror images of herself”, a reflection and a distortion of the governess in Henry James' novel. A distortion of the reality made the governess correlate the children with the ghosts since Peter Quint appeared to her “in response to the invocation

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