Chapters 12-14 Summary

Margaret knows nothing about Mrs. Wilcox’s intention to leave Howards End to her. She had suffered through Mrs. Wilcox’s illness as a compassionate friend, not as someone who wanted anything in return. Through the past few weeks of attending to Mrs. Wilcox in her declining health, Margaret grew fonder of the Wilcoxes, even the abrasive son, Charles. She now recognizes that her family and theirs are very different and will never be on the same social status—but each family has its own strength. Sometimes Margaret found that some of things the Wilcoxes would say or believe in were very stupid. But they did have all the right connections and always seemed to know whom to call or what to do whenever they were presented with a...

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