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a-room-with-a-view-e-m-forsterSources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica,,, A Room with a Viewby Judith Scherer Herz in The Cambridge Companion to E. M. ForsterCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.George EmersonGenuine, passionate man; Lucys true loveCecil VyseProud, boring intellectual; Lucys fiancé Mr. Emerson Opinionated, honest, and abrupt fatherCharlotte Bartlett Uptight cousin and chaperoneMrs. HoneychurchFriendly, outspoken motherLucy HoneychurchYoung, middle-class Englishwoman with two suitorsLovesEngagedFamilyLucy Honeychurch, Chapter 1ave you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time—beautiful?A Room with a Viewby the NumbersAcademy Awards won by the 1985 film adaptation starring Helena Bonham Carter Forsters age when A Room with a View was publishedYear Forster took the trip to Italy that inspired A Room with a ViewSurprise kisses George plants on Lucy23291901An English critic and novelist, Forster was familiar with the social constraints of British life that his characters battle in A Room with a View. A trip to Florence gave him the cultural experience and perspective needed to write the novel, which was followed by the social-minded Howards End.E.M. FORSTER1879–1970AuthorThemesMain CharactersTruth vs. PretenseCharacters try to find and tell the truth amid pressures to conform to societal expectations.Social ClassOld societal norms about class begin to shift, raising the question of whether a mate should provide social advantage or passion.Womens Roles Lucy breaks the mold of womens traditional monetary and domestic roles to follow her passion.Finding and Following True LoveSYMBOLSA ViewA room that has an outlook represents the freedom of the outdoors and nature, wherepassions follow their own course.PianoLucys piano music provides access to individuality and freedom.Lack of a ViewIndoor spaces without a view represent the stifling, restricted world of English society.Set at the turn of the 20th century, A Room with a View tells the story of Lucy Honeychurch, an Englishwoman caught between two potential loves—one society approves and one she feels passionate toward. Against the backdrop of changing societal norms, her personal journey is one of both desire and empowerment.E.M. Forster1908 EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageA Room witha ViewRomance

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