E. M. Forster

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What is the effect of property upon a man?

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Forster suggests three main effects of property on individuals.:
1)  Property causes individuals to be “big people”- The growth of materialism causes us to be tied down to it, preventing us to be free as we become tied to our possessions.  This heaviness prevents us from spiritual fulfillment (Forster says it denies us an entry into heaven, quoting Biblical scripture as evidence).  The idea here is that we begin to see ourselves in our material acquisition.  At this point, there is a sense that we give so much value to objects, we tend to...

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