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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster Upon a most rudimentary evaluation, A Passage to India is simply a story, a tale of two countries through which we follow a handful of central characters. As readers, we watch as these characters travel from England to India, into mosques and temples and through caves....   [tags: Forster Passage India] 1737 words
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Faith in E. M. Forster’s What I Believe - Faith in E. M. Forster’s What I Believe E. M. Forster’s “What I Believe” is interesting in that it reflects a moderated idealism. Throughout the essay, Forster will make a proclamation, such as rationality is good, and subsequently retreat half a step, in this case insisting on the continued necessity of faith. It is an interesting technique and demonstrates much of the complexity of his positions, and arguably those of Bloomsbury insofar as they are a whole. Particularly interesting are his fascination with faith, which forms the bedrock of the argument, and with personal relationships....   [tags: Forster] 517 words
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Modernism in Forster's A Passage to India - Modernism in Forster's A Passage to India       When considering the novels of E.M. Forster, it is natural to recall the reserved landscapes of the Merchant and Ivory cinematic versions. Gauzy images - green hills, languorous boat rides, tender embraces - these impressions, cousins, really, to Jane Austen's plots and settings, are remembered as period pieces seldom associated with the literary experimentation of Virginia Woolf or the winsome angst of the lost War poets. It seems - does it not....   [tags: Forster Passage to India Essays]
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A Room With A View by Edward Morgan Forster - The Subtle Heroine      A Room with a View, by Edward Morgan Forster, presents the story of Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman belonging to English “high society.'; Foster places this young maiden in a state of conflict between the snobbery of her class, the “suitable and traditional'; views and advice offered by various family members and friends, and her true heart’s desire. This conflict “forces Lucy Honeychurch to choose between convention and passion (Bantam Intro-back cover),'; and throws her into a state of internal struggle, as she must sift through the elements of her “social conditioning'; and discern them from her true emotions and desires....   [tags: EM Forster A Room With A View]
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Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge - Allegory in Forster's The Other Side of the Hedge After reading the first few paragraphs, The Other Side of the Hedge, by E. M. Forster, seems to be nothing more than a story about a man walking down a long road. The narrator's decision to go through the hedge transforms the story into an allegory that is full of symbols representing Forster's view of the journey of life. The author develops the allegory through the use of several different symbols including the long road, the hedge and the water....   [tags: Forster Other Side of the Hedge Essays] 767 words
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A Sense of Character and Society in Forster's Room With a View - A Sense of Character and Society in Forster's Room With a View Forster wastes no time in setting the scene and setting the class boundaries of his characters. We know even from the first statement that Miss Bartlett is towards the upper classes and is potentially a very highly strung woman, which is later proven to be true. "The Signora had no business to do it" is so telling because we can imagine the word "Signora" being spat out in disgust and the forcefulness of the "no" truly imprints Charlottes histeria as major trait of her disposition....   [tags: Forster Room View] 1181 words
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Howard's End by E. M. Forster - Howard's End by E. M. Forster Howards End by E. M. Forster deals with the conflict of class distinctions and human relationships. The quintessence of the main theme of this lovely novel is: "Only connect!…Only connect the prose and passion…and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer." This excerpt represents the main idea that Forster carries through the book: relationships, not social status, are--or at least should be--the most important thing for people.Howards End was written in 1910....   [tags: Howards Howard End EM Forster Essays] 1286 words
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Analysis of A Passage to India by E. M. Forster - Analysis of A Passage to India by Forster Forster's novel A Passage to India portrays a colonial India under British rule, before its liberation. For convenience's sake, Western civilization has created an Other as counterpart to itself, and a set of characteristics to go with it. An "us versus them" attitude is exemplified in Forster's representation of The Other. Separation of the British and the Indian exists along cultural lines, specifically religious/spiritual differences. Savage or ungodly cultures were to be assimilated into or at the least governed by Christians, and converted....   [tags: passage india forster essays papers]
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Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball - Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball Marc Forster’s Monster’s Ball is a depiction of one man’s journey to overcome his lifelong ignorance, but this seems to be the film’s only accomplishment. The grisly drama attempts to address pressing racial issues, but instead it creates a monstrous web of unanswered questions and unfulfilled plotlines cleverly masked by brilliant acting and cinematic beauty. The first half of Monster’s Ball revolves around a family of executioners responsible for the last days of a black death-row inmate....   [tags: Marc Forster Monster's Ball Essays] 1042 words
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A Room With A View by E.M. Forster and The Remains of the Day by Tovah Martin - A Room With A View by E.M. Forster and The Remains of the Day by Tovah Martin 'A Room with a View' and 'The Remains of the Day' are two novels which involve journeys of physical and spiritual discovery. The main characters of the stories are dissimilar in gender, age and social status but both experience situations and encounters which challenge their perspectives and personal values. The authors of these books have both included references to nature and landscape to emphasize, mirror and reinforce the reactions and emotions of their characters....   [tags: Remains Tovah Martin Forster View essays] 3992 words
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William Edward Forster - ... Forster c503) and the second one is “to transfer the Poor Law Guardians the power given to school boards” (W.E. Forster c503). In consequence, the government along with W.E. Forster created three provisions to the Education Act. The first one stated that, “a school board should be able to start a free school when there were special conditions and circumstances- when a location was in poverty or when the school was desirable” (W.E. Forster c504). The second one “gave power to the school board, as managers of their own schools, to remit the fees if they thought the parents were too poor to pay them” (W.E....   [tags: Education Act of 1870, England] 1189 words
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Annotated Bibliography for a Paper on E.M. FORSTER - Finkelstein, Bonnie B. Forster’s Women Eternal Differences. New York and LONDON.: Columbia University Press,1975 Finkelstein’s analysis of E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View discusses the theme of sexual politics and its association with the Edwardian era. Her book states that the two central issues in A Room with a View are: the acceptance of sexuality and the life of the body, and sexual equality and the role of women in society. Evidence is complied and analyzed by using direct quotations from the book, Forster’s views on humanism and personal philosophies....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography, Room with a View]
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E. M. Forster - 		Many aspects of writing catch a reader's attention and keep one interested in a book. E. M. Forster put many of these aspects in his books making them well written and quite interesting. He combined great characters, a decent story line, and his prolific knowledge of writing to make his books readable and enjoyable. 		E. M. Forster was born on January 1, 1879, in London, England. After an education at Tonbridge School and King's College, Cambridge, he spent a year traveling in Europe....   [tags: essays research papers] 1019 words
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The Themes of Forster's Rescue - The Themes of Forster's Rescue Forster uses the idea of Rescue as a continuous motif throughout the book. It returns with different connotations in different situations. For example, when Philip leaves to try and stop Lilia marrying an Italian. This is the first of two rescue parties and is a physical plan to rescue a character. However, Forster also uses the idea of rescue through the development of Caroline and Philip's character. Here "rescue" has connotations of conversion and being saved....   [tags: Papers] 831 words
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A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - A Passage to India by E.M. Forster In E.M. Forster's novel A Passage to India, characters often seem grouped into one of two opposing camps: Anglo-Indian or native Indian. All the traditional stereotypes apply, and the reader is hard pressed to separate the character from his or her racial and ethnic background. Without his "Britishness", for instance, Ronny disappears. However, a few characters are developed to the point that they transcend these categories, and must be viewed as people in their own right....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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A Room with a View by E.D. Forster - Opening a Window A Room with a View by E.D. Forster explores the struggle between the expectations of a conventional lady of the British upper class and pursuing the heart. Miss Lucy Honeychurch must choose between class concerns and personal desires. Honeychurch is a respectable young lady from a well-known family. She travels with Miss Charlotte Bartlett to Italy at the turn of the century. In Italy they meet Mr. Emerson and George Emerson. George is young man who falls in love with Lucy. Mr....   [tags: essays research papers] 607 words
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The Role of Abuse in British India in Forster's Passage to India - In a Passage to India the author, E. M Forster sends the message of India’s mistreatment and misrepresentation by Britain. Throughout the novel, the reader is able to observe how British and Indian characters are treated differently. The author demonstrates the British perspective of Indians being the ignorant characters in the novel, whose company leads to troubles. Another aspect of the British perspective is that Indians are being treated as inferiors to the British in their own country, because if it were not for the British, the social and political order in India will descend into chaos....   [tags: Critical Analysis] 1454 words
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Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories - Humankind in The Three Forster Short Stories Forster is writing in a time when society was changing dramatically. When rural life in the countryside was leaving while urban life was starting. While this is happening mechanically it was also happening in a mental aspect and the way people live and look at life is changing. What Forster sees is dangerous results. He was probably writing in a time like the Industrial revolution when a lot of lives were taken for the good of experimentation and knowledge....   [tags: Papers] 1384 words
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Connection in Forster’s Howards End - Connection in Forster’s Howards End       The epigraph of E.M. Forster's novel Howards End is just two words: "only connect".  As economical as this gesture seems, critics and interpreters have made much of this succinct epigraph and the theme of connection in Howards End.  Stephen Land, for example, cites a:   demand for connection, in the sense of moving freely between the two Forsterian worlds - the two "sides of the hedge", the everyday world of social norms and the arcadian or paradisal world of individual self-realization - has its roots in earlier stories..." [1]     He goes on to say that "each [character] must reconcile or connect for himself the range of conceptual polarities exposed by the story - prose and passion, seen and unseen, masculine and feminine, new and old"  (Land, 165).  Land reads the novel as some sort of compromise between these two worlds - the realm of social justice and the realm of the individual.  Other critics have made similar gestures.  James McConkey, for one, feels that "Margaret will reconcile the human and transcendent realms so that she may live in harmony with the human; the voice senses the connection through its remove from both." [2]   These critics seem to confuse "connection" with "reconciliation", seem to read the novel as a triumph for humanism and social justice.  I feel this is a little bit of ....   [tags: Howard Howards]
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E. M. Forster's Thoughts on George Orwell's Work - E. M. Forster's Thoughts on George Orwell's Work        In a 1950 commentary by English novelist Edward Morgan Forster, the effects     of a strong, well-constructed essay on an individual can readily be seen.     The writings of George Orwell have forced Forster to delve into the depths     of his own thoughts, even going so far as to prompt him to put those     thoughts down on paper for others to evaluate. In his article, Forster     analyzes, with critical intentions, an anthology of essays by George Orwell,     collectively entitled Shooting an Elephant....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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E M Forster and the British Raj in a Passage to India - The early years of the twentieth century saw the rise of the novel as a popular genre in the literature of the war-struck Edwardian England. Novelists like Joseph Conrad, E.M.Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence gave the form new dimensions. Among these writers E.M. Forster made a mark in the literature of his age through his last novel A Passage to India (1924), which was entirely different from Forster's other novels in that it dealt with the political occupation of India by the British, a colonial domination that ended soon after the publication of this novel....   [tags: European Literature] 1325 words
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An Inward Collapse of the Human Perspective in Forster's A Passage to India - An Inward Collapse of the Human Perspective in Forster's A Passage to India        The reverberation of sound in the form of an echo is threaded throughout E.M. Forster's A Passage to India, and the link between the echo and the hollowness of the human spirit is depicted in the text. The echo is not heard in the beginning of the text when the English newcomers, Mrs. Moore and Ms. Quested, arrive in India; it is more clearly heard as their relationship with India gains complexity. The influence of the colonizers and the colonized on one another is inevitable; however, the usual assumption is that the colonists are the most successful in imposing their values and ideologies on the individuals whom they view as the "natives." In an introduction to a text depicting a portrait of the colonizer and the colonized, Jean-Paul Sartre states that in attempting to dehumanize colonized individuals, the colonist becomes dehumanized himself....   [tags: Passage to India Essays]
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The Horrifying World Forster Creates in The Machine Stops - The Horrifying World Forster Creates in The Machine Stops In "The Machine Stops" Forster creates a world set in the future, where machines rule. In fact, machines run life so much so that human beings, by this time, have adapted accordingly to life and the lifestyle it brings. "In the arm-chair there sits a swaddled lump of flesh - a woman, about five feet high, with a face as white as a fungus," Forster writes. This is a pretty horrific description because it shows us that in the world Forster has created, people get no exercise whatsoever....   [tags: Papers] 1013 words
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"A Passage to India" by E. M. Forster is Not a Political Novel - Yes, I agree with EM Forster that A Passage to India is not a political novel. Instead, it explores the vastness of infinity and seems (at first) to portray nothing. In those two words alone, `infinity', and `nothing', is the allusion of wondering, and wandering spirits. The title, A Passage to India, evokes a sense of journey and destination. When we string these two ideas together the novel begins to reveal itself as a garland worn in humble tribute to India. With this garland around his neck, Forster also pays homage to the Shri Krishna consciuousness as expressed through the Hindu religion....   [tags: World Literature] 947 words
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Maurice by E.M. Forster - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Maurice by E.M. Forster An interesting plot isn’t always enough to make a novel a good piece of literature. It’s the believability of the characters that ensnares the reader into the world that the author has created. As characters develop, so do their interactions with one another. In Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Maurice by E.M. Forster, each novel’s main characters have relationships which shape the story with their uniquely definable characteristics....   [tags: Papers] 1289 words
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How do Jane Austen and E.M Forster portray their heroines as remarkably independent? - ... Moreover, this irony suggests that Austen did not agree with this approach on marriage. In “A Room With A View” Lucy exhibits confidence in her independent views, when purchasing Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”, where Venus is nude, “Miss Bartlett had persuaded her to do without it”, however; Lucy trusts her own unconventional opinion and taste consequently, displaying independence. Elizabeth’s independent views are evident in her actions; a prime example is her rejection of the marriage proposals of Mr Collins and Mr Darcy despite the obvious financial gain and stability that it would provide her family; Elizabeth believes Mr Collins to be “a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man” and most importantly that “[he] could not make [her] happy”....   [tags: Literature] 1768 words
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The Machine Stops - In The Machine Stops, E.M. Forster projects life years from now where people live underground with extreme technological advances. Also, people live separated in little rooms where they find a variety of buttons they can press in order to perform any task they desire. They do not communicate with people face to face as often as we do now. Without a doubt, their society is very different from ours. All of the inhabitants are used to living along with the Machine and it is hard for them to imagine life without everything the Machine is able to facilitate....   [tags: E.M. Forster] 1355 words
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Better to Betray My Country and Not My Friend - We as human beings all have choices. Many of the choices we make can affect us for the rest of our lives. Among the more important decisions a person will ever have to face is that of betrayal. Often times we are in a situation in which we must chose sides: “Whom to betray?”, and in this case, the options are friend or country. I agree with E. M. Forster’s view on personal relations and patriotism, believing that “I hope I should have the guts to betray my country” (Forster) over my friend. A person should always – and one might even say has a duty to – place his conscience or the moral laws he has set for himself over any conflicting manmade law....   [tags: E. M. Forster] 551 words
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Free College Essays - Forster's Comic Irony in A Passage to India - A Passage to India - Forster's Comic Irony What aspect of A Passage to India justifies the novel's superiority over Forster's other works. Perhaps it is the novel's display of Forster's excellent mastery of several literary elements that places it among the greatest novels of the twentieth century. Among these literary elements, Forster's comic irony stands out, and throughout the entire novel, the author satirizes the English, the Indians, and the Anglo-Indian relationship. Frederick P....   [tags: Passage to India Essays] 614 words
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Comparing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust and Forster's A Passage to India - Comparing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's Heat and Dust and Forster's A Passage to India Literature throughout time has contained many similarities. These similarities become even more prevalent when authors share a similar style and inspirations. Two authors that have similar experiences are Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and E.M. Forster. Both these authors have written books that are in the modernism style. Jhabvala and Forster also were fascinated by India and choose the relationships between native Indians and English colonizers as one of their themes....   [tags: Comopare Contrast Dust Passage Essays]
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How Forster Shows the Racial Tension Between the Indians and the British - How Forster Shows the Racial Tension Between the Indians and the British If we look closely at the words racial and tension, we can see that it is a difficult feeling or nervousness of fear or anger, between two groups of people who do not trust each other. Therefore it can now be closely analysed exactly what is being asked, as within A Passage to India there are several ways in which this subject is addressed. It can be shown from the way the British have been racist in the way that they have intruded upon India....   [tags: Papers] 944 words
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A Passage to India - ... “’I’m tired of seeing picturesque figures pass before me as a frieze,’ the girl explained. ‘It was wonderful when we landed, but that superficial glamour soon goes, ‘” (26) Adela arrives in India in an excited state and believes that she will be able to see the true India. However, “her impressions were of no interest to the Collector, he was only concerned to give her a good time” (26). Sometimes, the narration can switch abruptly between multiple people without any prior warning whatsoever so that the true feelings felt by the speakers can be fully expressed in the writing....   [tags: Literary Analysis, E. M. Forster] 1320 words
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Harry Forster Chapin: Musician, Song Writer, Film Editor and Political Activist - Harry Forster Chapin: Musician, Song Writer, Film Editor and Political Activist In the short thirty-nine years of the life of Harry Forster Chapin (1942-1981), he managed to distinguish himself as a creative genius in multiple fields, ultimately leaving a distinct mark on this world, though he received only moderate public recognition. Professionally, he was a musical performer and songwriter, a film editor, and a political activist and lobbyist, able to reach remarkable heights in all three fields....   [tags: Biography]
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The Importance of Knowing One's Self In E.M. Forster's Howard's End - Do the characters of "Howards End" understand the importance of `knowing oneself'. It was Rose Macauley who wrote in The Writings of E. M. Forster- Howards End (1938) that one meaning of the novel might be "about the importance of knowing oneself, of learning to say "I."." Those that can say "I" are those who can also see the `unseen' and accept the `inner'. Those that cannot only see the `seen' and the `outer'. The novel argues that a lack of knowing oneself leads to life's ills and no sense of personal responsibility for your actions....   [tags: European Literature] 2296 words
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Use of Religion to Offer a Critique of Society in Forster's “A Room with a View" and Hartley's "The Go-Between" - “Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose”, Jean-Paul Sartre, 1946. In these books, religion is used as a tool to express this feeling; even though A Room with a View was written before Existentialism and Humanism, Sartre’s idea is very clear in Forster’s work. The authors examine ways of living; impassively, as is thrust upon one by a society with such concrete values, or actively, through a rejection of the innate morals of this society....   [tags: A room with a view, the go between]
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Elizabeth Forster-Nietzsche's Deliberate Tampering That Nietzsche's Superman Came To Be A Symbol of Nazi Principles - With his theory Friedrich Nietzsche gave a sorrowful, mediocre, and secular world new meaning. The following essay will discuss the problems in society during the 1800’s and prove Nietzsche’s greatness in giving new meaning to the world. The essay then proves that it was by Elizabeth Forster-Nietzsche’s deliberate tampering that Nietzsche’s Superman came to be a symbol of Nazi principles. Friedrich Nietzsche opposed common values, which he believed distracted man from life. During Nietzsche’s period, imperialist nationalism or an increasingly questionable religion provided the only meaning to life....   [tags: Nazi Germany] 1748 words
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An Analysis of Anti-technology Themes in The Machine Stops and WALL-E - Missing Works Cited In 1909 E.M. Forster wrote the ground-breaking short story “The Machine Stops”, it foretold of a dystopian society where mankind entrusted itself to a machine which took care of al their wants and needs, and ultimately lead to their demise. In Forster’s “The Machine Stops”, he illustrates the need for man to become less dependent on machines and technology for their livelihoods and life in general. In Disney’s “WALL-E” we se many of these themes again. In both cases humans have become so inept at taking care of themselves that the loss of the machine or machines that care for them would be catastrophic and deadly....   [tags: E.M. Forster Disney] 1035 words
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The Other Boat - The Other Boat Who am I. Why do I do what I do. When can I break the rules of society without being guilty. In the unique agony of seeking understanding, acceptance, and love, these several questions echo poignantly throughout human history. For all people these introspective problems—while difficult—desperately need answers, as answers to these questions dictate the choice to stay within the bounds of accepted ethics or to step out. The importance and difficulty of finding good answers to these questions intensifies for atheists and agnostics, since they must formulate answers with the full responsibility for their conclusions resting on their own shoulders....   [tags: Other Boat Edward Morgan Forster]
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Comparing Relationships in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthou - Comparing Relationships in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse are concerned with the lack of intimacy in relationships. Forster’s novel is set in English-run India, the difference between race and culture being the center of disharmony. Woolf’s novel is set in a family’s summer house, the difference between genders being the center of disharmony. Despite this difference of scale, the disharmonies are much the same....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Metropolitan vs. Colonial Space in Forster’s A Passage to India and Lawrence’s Women in Love - Metropolitan vs. Colonial Space in Forster’s A Passage to India and Lawrence’s Women in Love       At first glance, it seems easy to state a definitive distinction between what Said calls “metropolitan space” and “colonial space.” In its simplest form, metropolitan space is the space occupied by the colonizers. Examples of this include England, France and the places these people reside in while living in these colonies. Likewise, colonial space is that which is occupied by those who are colonized....   [tags: Passage India]
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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and A Room With a View by E.M. Forster - I enjoyed the novel Rebecca thoroughly because of its many plot twists, suspense, universal themes and realistic characters. This novel ties closely with the novel Jane Eyre , in theme, plot and characters. My second novel A Room With A View has similar women characters and themes but has a very dissimilar plot line. All three of the novels are set in Italy in the early 1900’s. All three authors wrote love stories that included a strong willed man and an inferior woman. I found Daphne DuMaurier and Charlotte Bronte’s writing styles similar in many ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 2119 words
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Grotesque View of the British Society in Howard’s End and Women in Love - Grotesque View of the British Society in Howard’s End and Women in Love Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “a little simplification would be the first step toward rational living.” (Heartquotes.net) After reading Howard’s End and Women in Love, by E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence respectively, it has become quite clear that a little simplification could do the characters of both novels a great deal of good. In these “condition of England” novels, the ideas of love and marriage, how industrialization has affected British life and the revolution of women’s rights are all presented, analyzed, and even criticized by both authors....   [tags: Forster Lawrence Howard's End Women Essays]
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A Passage to India and Orientalism - A Passage to India and Orientalism When in 1978 Edward W. Said published his book Orientalism, it presented a turning point in post-colonial criticism. He introduced the term Orientalism, and talked about 2 of its aspects: the way the West sees the Orient and the way the West controls the Orient. Said gave three definitions of Orientalism, and it is through these definitions that I will try to demonstrate how A Passage to India by E....   [tags: European Literature Edward W. Said E. M. Forster]
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Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette - Themes of Hannah Webster Foster’s The Croquette                       Hannah Webster Foster’s The Coquette, published in 1797, has long been regarded as a sentimental novel with little literary quality. Though The Coquette was a best seller at publication and remained in print for most of the 19th century, critics gave it little attention other than to ridicule the novel. Not until 1978 with the publishing of Walter Wenska’s The Coquette and the American Dream of Freedom did Foster’s book receive critical attention and praise....   [tags: Hannah Webster Foster Croquette Essays]
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Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India - Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India In British imperial fiction, physical setting or landscape commonly plays a prominent role in the central thematic subject. In these works, landscape goes beyond an objective description of nature and setting to represent “a way of seeing- a way in which some Europeans have represented to themselves and others the world about them and their relationships with it, and through which they have commented on social relations” (Cosgrove xiv)....   [tags: Haggard Solomon's Forester Passage Essays]
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Gender Bias in the 1920’s as Portrayed in "A Passage to India" - ... Other than Forster using in the novel the derogatory stereotype of lack of intelligence of women, he also insults women by describing them as ugly. Forster especially describes the female character, Adela Quested, as ugly. Forster writes: Beauty would have troubled him, for it entails rules of its own, but Mrs. Moore was so old and Miss Quested so plain that he was spared this anxiety. Adela’s angular body and the freckles on her face were terrible defects in his eyes, and he wondered how God could have been so unkind to any female form....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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