Explore BrainMass

The Turn of the Screw: A Ghost Story?

Do you consider the "Turn of the Screw" to be a ghost story? How would you convince other readers that this is so?

Solution Preview

Here are reasons to classify this piece as a ghost story:

There are multiple interactions throughout the text between the living and the dead, and:

a) these interactions on the whole are frightening for the living because they reveal the discomfort the dead feel in their afterlife. For example, ...