Mrs. Grose, playing cleverly on the governess' visions, convinces her she actually is seeing
Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel in order to get her mad. At least, that's according to Eric
Solomon's "The Go back of the Screw." Mrs. Grose tries to eliminate the governess to get
Mrs. Grose can do anything to get control of Flora, as she proved when she
murdered Peter Quint. He, along with Ms. Jessel, was an excessive amount of an influence on the
children. Quint died relatively mysteriously, on a course between city and Bly. He passed away
from a blow on the mind, supposedly from falling after a rock in the street. The reader's
only impression of the death is normally through Mrs. Grose's story, though, therefore, Solomon
hypothesizes, she filters the information to create it appear less amazing a demise.
Perhaps Mrs. Grose killed him out of jealously. The reader can infer out of this point of
view that Mrs. Grose somehow likewise had a submit Ms. Jessel's death.
Mrs. Grose then
proceeds, following the murders, to twist the brand new governess' visions