Turn of the Screw is a Pre 19th century novel written by Henry James. This was a novel written to Victorian readers at the time but would have various interpretations to present readers. The Turn of the Screw was intended as a ghost story so the tale details the classic struggle between good and evil and dealings with the supernatural. If one takes this as a psychoanalytic study the story emphasizes sexual subjugation and minimal sources of insanity, repressed emotions, and portrays the apparitions to be a product of the Governess' irrational and unstable mind. It looks at how the children are innocent victims of the Governess' internal conflict and how the Governess herself is portrayed as an emotionally weak woman rather than a heroine or saviour.At the beginning of the novella the story starts to fit in with the gothic theme as they were ‘round a fire’, it was ‘Christmas eve’, they were in an n ‘old house’ and the fact they made reference to ‘Griffins ghost’.