Howards End

by

E. M. Forster

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Evie Wilcox Character Analysis

The only daughter in the Wilcox family, Evie loves sports and breeding dogs. She marries Percy Cahill in a perfectly choreographed wedding. She shares the Wilcox family insensitivity and causes great offense to an old friend of her mother’s, Miss Avery, when she returns the expensive wedding gift given to her.
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Evie Wilcox Character Timeline in Howards End

The timeline below shows where the character Evie Wilcox appears in Howards End. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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...their brother, Tibby, who is suffering from hay fever. Helen writes that the Wilcox children—Charles, Evie, and Paul—and their father, Henry, all suffer from hay fever as well, but are more... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...train station, but they are surprised in turn by the unexpected appearance of Henry and Evie, who have returned early from their motor trip to Yorkshire after Henry crashed the car.... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...the grave and he takes one. The next morning, the grieving Wilcoxes—Henry, Charles, Dolly, and Evie—are having breakfast at Howards End. Henry reflects on Ruth’s unfailing goodness and innocence. He recalls... (full context)
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...was as ignorant as any of them to Mrs. Wilcox’s failing health and final wishes. Evie objects to Margaret having sent the distastefully bright-colored chrysanthemums from earlier, but Henry again gives... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Henry and Evie drop in, and Leonard excuses himself. Helen tells him to come back soon, and again... (full context)
Chapter 17
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Margaret is fretting about their move when Evie invites her to lunch with her and her fiancé. Margaret is happy to see that... (full context)
Chapter 18
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...from Henry saying that he plans to rent out his house in London now that Evie is getting married. He invites her to come back up to the city for a... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...he can help it. They settle that Henry’s money must go to his children, Charles, Evie, and Paul, foremost, while Margaret continues to live off of her own generous means. “We’ve... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...engagement to Margaret. He rebukes his wife, Dolly, blaming her for setting up his sister, Evie, with her uncle. Now that Evie is going to be married, she is no longer... (full context)
Chapter 25
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Like Charles, Evie was unhappy at the news that her father was engaged to Margaret Schlegel, viewing it... (full context)
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...his father’s money is being split up among more and more people now that both Evie and Margaret may have their own children. Having failed so far to build his own... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...plan her own successful wedding with Henry—it is to be an even bigger affair than Evie’s. (full context)
Chapter 31
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...scenery. She asks why he bought it to begin with, and he claims untruthfully that Evie had wanted him to buy it before she became engaged. (full context)
Chapter 32
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Dolly says that “old maids” like Miss Avery can be slightly crazy. Miss Avery gave Evie a very nice necklace as a wedding present, but everyone believed it was too expensive... (full context)
Chapter 40
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...Helen talk at Howards End, each repenting for their part in the disastrous confrontation at Evie’s wedding. Helen admits the danger of “isolat[ing]” to extremes, acknowledging, “I isolated Mr. Wilcox from... (full context)
Chapter 44
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...a friend’s help and leaving Henry to be passed back and forth between Dolly and Evie. Margaret modestly demurs, saying she simply brought them all to a ready-furnished house to recover... (full context)
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Paul calls Margaret into the house, where Henry, Evie, Dolly and he are sitting in an airless room, trying to keep out the hay.... (full context)