Aspects of the Novel by E. M. Forster

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What is the content of E. M. Forster's "People"? What is his central claim?

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In the chapter "People" from Aspects of the Novel, E. M. Forster talks about the development of characters in a novel.

He starts by comparing the historical characters in history books to the fictional characters in novels. In history books, the reader can only deduce the meaning from what is said and observed by people who were actually there. In novels, the reader can deduce meaning through what the writer imagines the character thinks and does. In this respect, the author...

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