Howards End

by

E. M. Forster

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Juley Munt Character Analysis

Juley Munt, the quintessential Englishwoman, is the maternal aunt of the Schlegel children. She wants to help her orphaned nieces and nephew, but the Schlegels take pride in being self-sufficient, and her well-meaning attempts to intervene always go awry. She embarrasses Helen and causes a large scene when she rushes down to Howards End after hearing that Helen is engaged to Paul Wilcox.

Juley Munt Quotes in Howards End

The Howards End quotes below are all either spoken by Juley Munt or refer to Juley Munt. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Thrift Editions edition of Howards End published in 2002.
Chapter 7 Quotes

“You and I and the Wilcoxes stand upon money as upon islands. It is so firm beneath our feet that we forget its very existence. It’s only when we see some one near us tottering that we realise all that an independent income means. Last night, when we were talking up here round the fire, I began to think that the very soul of the world is economic, and that the lowest abyss is not the absence of love, but the absence of coin.”

Related Characters: Margaret Schlegel (speaker), Juley Munt
Page Number: 42
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Juley Munt Character Timeline in Howards End

The timeline below shows where the character Juley Munt appears in Howards End. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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Margaret shares Helen’s news with her aunt, Juley Munt, who is staying at the Schlegels’ home in Wickham Place to keep Margaret company... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...Tibby. Margaret was only thirteen at the time, but she insisted that she didn’t need Juley to come and help raise Tibby and five-year-old Helen. When the children’s father died five... (full context)
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Mrs. Munt gets off the train, and Charles Wilcox happens to be there when she asks for... (full context)
Chapter 4
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Helen and Mrs. Munt return to Wickham Place, and Helen reflects on her infatuation with Howards End and the... (full context)
Chapter 5
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Margaret, Helen, Tibby, and Mrs. Munt attend a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, joined by the Schlegels’ cousin Frieda Mosebach and... (full context)
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...in an umbrella.” Helen feels bad and tries to call after the boy, but Aunt Juley says that his departure was probably for the best, since they didn’t know anything about... (full context)
Chapter 7
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The Schlegels discover that the Wilcoxes have moved into the house next door. Aunt Juley is anxious that a proximity to Paul may rekindle Helen’s disastrous infatuation, but Margaret declares... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...denied to begin with. Not long afterwards, the Schlegels leave London to visit their Aunt Juley with the question of their new house still unresolved. (full context)
Chapter 18
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While staying with Aunt Juley, Margaret receives a letter from Henry saying that he plans to rent out his house... (full context)
Chapter 19
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Margaret returns to Aunt Juley’s house with her news. Helen bursts into tears when she realizes Margaret intends to accept... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...with him next week, which she says she would rather not do, since her Aunt Juley has planned on hosting them for longer than that. He tells her that she “can... (full context)
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Before Henry can talk to Juley, Helen confronts him about his poor advice that prompted Leonard to leave his job for... (full context)
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...she must be separated from Henry before she explodes at him. Thus Margaret braves Aunt Juley’s disappointment and leaves early with him. (full context)
Chapter 34
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After having been sick with minor colds and coughs all winter, Aunt Juley comes down with acute pneumonia. Margaret and Tibby go down to be at her bedside,... (full context)
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...sister in eight months. But she cannot lie to Helen, so she tells her that Juley is indeed recovering. Helen replies that she will return to Germany as soon as she... (full context)