Turn of the Screw

Inciting Event: The governess receives a disturbing note saying her new charge Miles has been expelled from school.

First Plot Point: Quint’s ghost appears in the window.

First Pinch Point: Miss Jessel’s ghost appears, and the governess’s other charge Flora proves complacently aware of it.

Midpoint: The governess finds Miles outside in the middle of the night and realizes the ghosts are controlling the children.

Second Pinch Point: Miles announces that he knows the governess’s suspicions and demands he be allowed to return to school.

Third Plot Point: Flora goes out by herself, and the governess finds her with Miss Jessel.

Climax: The governess is left alone with Miles.

Climactic Moment: The governess declares Miles free of the ghost.

Resolution: Miles dies in her arms.

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