E. M. Forster World Literature Analysis - Essay

E. M. Forster World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Critics generally agree that Forster’s finest achievements were his novels, in which plot is overshadowed by the conflict of ideas and development of character. Forster achieves objectivity in many of his novels by utilizing the figure of the outsider as narrator. His narrative style is straightforward, with events progressing in logical order. Much of Forster’s work is a study of personal relationships. Personal emotion is elevated above social convention in most of his novels, and Forster utilizes the recurring theme of society’s oppression of the individual’s characteristically generous and sensitive inclinations. The heart/conscience conflict, as illustrated in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn...

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