The Assignment: For this essay, you will be writing an essay that is analytical in nature and based on

The Assignment: For this essay, you will be writing an essay that is analytical in nature and based on the text and critical readings of The Turn of the Screw. You may choose to focus on any aspect or interpretation of the story you like! You may NOT just write a summary of the story. You must choose a analytical topic as your focus to on, such as how the story is representative of the era, how it fits the “mold” of a traditional Gothic tale, how it portrays the supernatural elements, how it portrays madness or insanity, why James chose the title, how the governess judges the other characters based on their attractiveness and the double-standards she employs, why the governess tries to make herself the “hero” of the story, how the lines of the social classes are “blurred” throughout the story and why, the representation of good versus evil in the story and how it changes, how James uses foreshadowing in the tale, the strangeness of the employer’s demand that he not be contacted and how it affects the governess’ actions, how the roles of Miles and Flora change (or don’t) throughout the story and why, just to name a few. The possibilities with this story are endless! You may use a few quotes from the story to reinforce some of the points you are trying to make, but you most definitely can NOT write whole paragraphs of just plot summary. There should be NO plot summary in this essay! Minimum Requirements for the Essay: • It must have a minimum of 5 full pages of text, but no more than 8 full pages of text. • It must have a twelve-point font (times new roman or calibri only), one-inch margins, and be double-spaced. • It must include four sources from the HFC Library Database that are reliable sources introduced into the paper. • It must support topic sentences with evidence and it must explain the significance of the evidence used. • It must include an additional “Works Cited” page using the 2016 version of MLA format. All electronic sources or web documents cited or consulted for the paper must be accompanied by access dates. NOTE: The Works Cited page does NOT count as one of your required essay pages. This is IN ADDITION to your 5-8 pages of full text. • Use MLA format for the paper setup and to cite sources if any are referred to in the paper