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E. M. Forster

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howards-end-e-m-forsterNarrator, Chapter 11o them Howards End was a house: they couldnot know that to her it had been a spirit.Sources: Annotated Howards End by E.M. Forster, Encyclopaedia Britannica, E.M. Forster: A Literary Life by Mary Lago, E.M. Forster: A New Life by Wendy Moffat, E.M. Forster: Contemporary Critical Essays edited by Feremy Tambling, “Literary Contexts in Novels: E.M. Forsters Howards Endby Anne LongmuirCopyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.English Country HomesEmbody a peaceful sanctuary from hectic modern city lifeCarsRepresent the dangers of rapidly developing modern technologyGraySymbolizes the monotony and misery of industrializationSymbolsWealthy, emotionally repressed, sexist businessman; oblivious to othersHenry WilcoxAmbitious, struggling lower-class clerk; wants to change through literature and musicLeonard BastImpulsive, idealistic upper-class sister of Margaret; passionate about justiceHelen SchlegelCultured, empathetic upper-class woman; wants to connect the romantic and the modernMargaret SchlegelMain CharactersForster grew up in an idyllic rural house in England much like Howards End, but like the Schlegels, he was forced to leave his home when the lease ran out. In the novel, Forster explores anxieties about the many changes facing society in a modern age, from which Howards End offers a peaceful refuge.E.M. FORSTER1879–1970AuthorDefying a sexist culture, women assert their independence.FeminismReconciling opposition through empathy creates greater understanding.ConnectionWealth brings security and freedom, while poverty damages and destroys.Rich vs. PoorDuring a period of great social change in early 1900s England, the lives of three families from different social classes clash in a rapidly developing urban environment. Their conflict exposes the divisions underlying modern life and the need to heal them.The HealingForce ofConnectionTHEMESEnglishOriginal Language1910Year PublishedE.M. ForsterAuthorHowards EndDramaNovel

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