How is Forster represented as a feminist in Maurice?

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Arguably Forster is presented as anything but a feminist in this novel, which is concerned more with homosexuality and male emancipation than the feminist agenda. This is because the female characters, who all remain minor and undeveloped, are depicted as remaining firmly entrenched in their class and societal identities, whereas the force of the novel concerns Maurice 's struggle to break free from his and find a new way of living life free from the hindrances and restrictions of society. Before he achieves this freedom, Maurice is very much a man of his age, ruling his home...

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