The Portent Ch. 3 [3/3]
Supernaturalism, Psychology, Mental Illness, Mesmerism
The existence of a peculiar 'rapport' between the minds of the narrator and Lady Alice Hilton, which 'generate[s] in the brain of the one the vision present in the brain of the other', means that both witness the fulfilment of the prevision of his elderly nurse maid. The story closes with Lady Alice, who earlier exhibits the same mesmeric powers as the narrator, apparently confined in 'an asylum for the insane' on the Continent (83).
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