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05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
There is a silence at the centre of Henry Jame's the Turn of the Screw which stubbornly refuses to be filled. Each Twist of the plot drags the reader deeper into the narrative maze and moral quagmire. Each step and detail tantalises with the promise of explanation and resolution, yet each turn of the screw is not a movement towards meaning but a further evasion of definition. The reader reaches the end of the narrative frustrated and exhausted by the ethical battle within: the promised revelation is never supplied and the text retains its secrets.