An Analysis Of James ' Tale ' Essay
When Miles arrives at Bly, the Governess gathers that he expunged from school, but is not enlightened on the details surrounding the expulsion. Miles reveals the reasoning when he is alone with the Governess, giving his ‘tell-all’ statement, he admits:
"Well—I said things."
"They thought it was enough!"
"To turn you out for?"
Never, truly, had a person "turned out" shown so little to explain it as this little person! He appeared to weigh my question, but in a manner quite detached and almost helpless. "Well, I suppose I oughtn 't"
"But to whom did you say them?"
He evidently tried to remember, but it dropped—he had lost it. "I don 't know!"
He almost smiled at me in the desolation of his surrender, which was indeed practically, by this time, so complete that I ought to have left it there. But I was infatuated—I was blind with victory, though even then the very effect that was to have brought him so…