"Howards End deals with the fate of England based on conflicting values." Discuss.
Conflict in this novel is very prevalent, between the more traditional and materialistic Wilcox family and the bohemian, liberal Schlegel family then between the classes, with this conflict finding its most acute expression in the conflict between the Basts and the Wilcoxes. At the time of writing this novel, England was going through a number of massive social changes with issues such as the threat of war, mercantile expansion and women's emancipation creating a deep sense of unease about what the legacy of England was.
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