In Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw,” the reason for Miles’ calculated mischief lies in his determination for his uncle to realize his situation. Miles planned for his sister to look out the window in order for the governess to notice his absence and told the governess that he wanted her to think of him as bad (76). If the governess believes him to be bad and is unable to control him, she may summon the uncle. “’But who’ll get him to come down?’ ‘I will!’ the boy said with extraordinary brightness and emphasis” (92). The boy’s response comes after the governess’ claim that he, referring to the uncle, does not care about the boy’s situation. Miles’ response shows his determination. The italicized I indicated that this word’s tone is emphasized. The exclamation point makes it seem as if the phrase was spoken confidently, which shows that Miles is not messing around. He wants the uncle to come down and he will do what he must in order to make that happen. He says the statement with “extraordinary brightness and emphasis,” which again indicates the confident and positive manner in which he speaks. It seems that he is trying to show the governess that he can and will do as he wishes and will not be completely under her control. My claim and evidence can show that encounters between the ghost and Miles may not be accidental on Miles’ part, since Miles is purposely trying to cause trouble.