Howards End

Howards End


E. M. Forster

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Howards End

Howards End, for which the novel is named, is the Wilcox family home. It originally belonged to Ruth Wilcox, whose maiden name was Howard, and represents Forster’s values of empathy, modesty, dignity, and harmony…

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Cars and Walks

In Howards End, Forster contrasts traveling by automobile with traveling by foot. The Wilcoxes love to drive, no matter how short the distance. Only Ruth Wilcox lacks the zeal for motoring, as Forster explains…

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The symbolism of books in Howards End is far from straightforward. On one hand, the deeply-read Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, demonstrate greater empathy and more profoundly critical thinking than most of their counterparts…

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