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You can find plenty of examples to justify your reading. It certainly applies to the character of Henry Wilcox, who could be a better person if he listened to the passions that he has inside rather...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2010 4:34 am UTC

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Howards End is really a story about the social, economic and philosophical forces that were at work during this time in England. It was right after WWI and people were so focused on what they could...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2014 8:01 pm UTC

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Much of Howard's End involves the clash of modern England, symbolized by the Wilcoxes, with traditional England, symbolized by Mrs. Wilcox, Margaret Schlegel, and the spinster Miss Avery. Twentieth...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2018 8:01 pm UTC

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This quote comes from Chapter 5 of the novel and concerns Leonard Bast as he is in the Schlegel household trying to reclaim his umbrella. As a member of the working class who is trying to...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2013 7:00 am UTC

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Margaret makes this assertion in Chapter Seven of this novel to Aunt Juley, and shows through the following quote, a remarkable honesty that recognises the power of privilege and wealth to give...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2012 7:22 am UTC

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Forster's work demonstrates the fundamental shift that is so much a part of Modernism. This shift was one in which the traditional structures of Victorianism were rejected in favor of a new world...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2013 1:38 pm UTC

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Helen's child becoming the eventual heir of Howards End holds much in way of symbolism. The first element of symbolism is that Leonard Bast ends up being represented in the world of the Wilcoxes....

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013 3:05 am UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 8:05 am UTC

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The theme of "connection" could easily be used to understand the kinds of hypocritical behaviors exhibited by characters in the novel. Hypocrisy is sometimes a result of having a lack of empathy...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2018 4:28 pm UTC

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In Howards End, Margaret’s character upholds the epigraph’s message to “Only connect ...” as a moral concept that serves to transcend social rank, gender, and indoctrinated prejudice in early...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2020 10:53 pm UTC

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The Wilcoxes, especially family patriarch Henry Wilcox, are presented as hard-headed, money making people who represent the new England that Forster dislikes. They are not rooted to any particular...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019 6:21 pm UTC

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Margaret Schlagle is pondering the death and burial of Mrs. Wilcox, who has died of cancer. Margaret believes that a funeral is not death, any more than a baptism is a birth. These are merely...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2009 8:32 am UTC

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Class is something that is incredibly evident in both of these works, both in the way that it separates and delineates society. In Chapter 4 of Lucky Jim for example, Dixon sees Christine Callaghan...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2013 6:05 am UTC

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I think that the notion of what exactly is Forster's "unique vision" needs to be clarified. Outside of this, I do believe that there is a great deal of optimism in Forster's work. There is a...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2012 12:08 pm UTC

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Georg Lukacs characterizes Modernist literature by its alienation from political and social reality. For modernist writers, argues Lukacs, man is "by nature solitary, asocial, unable to enter into...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2015 10:40 pm UTC

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