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Forster and Women

- Today, for the most part, women are seen as equal to men. Women are given the same opportunities as men and an equal chance at getting a job as men. In today’s society, women do not just have one role and that role and that being to have kids, but they can pursue any career they wish. However, it was not always this way. According to feminist theorists, western civilizations were patriarchal which means that the society is dominated by males. The society is set up so that the male is above the female in all cultural aspects including family, religion, politics, economics, art, and the social and legal realms....   [tags: Forster]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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A Passage to India by Forster

- Today, for the most part, women are seen as equal to men. Women are given the same opportunities as men and an equal chance at getting a job as men. In today’s society, women do not just have one role and that role and that being to have kids, but they can pursue any career they wish. However, it was not always this way. According to feminist theorists, western civilizations were patriarchal which means that the society is dominated by males. The society is set up so that the male is above the female in all cultural aspects including family, religion, politics, economics, art, and the social and legal realms....   [tags: Gender Roles, Equality, Novel Analysis]

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E.M. Forster's A Room with a View

- When E.M. Forster wrote A Room with a View in 1903, he wasn’t pleased with it, stating it was “clear and bright and well constructed, but so thin.” (Macaulay, 2007:78). This novel has become one of Forster’s most famous and well liked books. It is a satirical romantic comedy that criticizes the world of polite manners and social rules, through amusing dry wit and hilarious characterization. It is a social satire criticizing conservative Victorian British society at the beginning of the twentieth century; at a time when the Edwardian more lax standard of codes was just beginning to take hold (Leah, 2012)....   [tags: A Room with a View Essays]

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Technology in Forster's The Machine Stops

- The Internet provides accuracy, productivity, and possibilities that would be devastating if suddenly missing. Because of man’s resiliency, I don’t think that we would experience Armageddon if the Internet stopped. I do believe our world would become larger for a while. The miles shortened by email would lengthen due to postage delivery. The nanosecond returns to a minute, and memory would be placed back in photo albums and diaries. All changes would be temporary until necessity, and personal desire would lead the way to new technology....   [tags: digital immigrants, digital natives, technology]

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E.M. Forster: Annotated Bibliography

- 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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William Edward Forster

- Section A – Plan of Investigation I will analyze the question of “How did William Edward Forster contribute to the Education Act of 1870 in England?” How he contributed to the act and what changes he did within the act will show how the act became a new advantage in England for the middle-working class. A speech made by William Edward Forster about the Education Act and a memorandum of October 21, 1869 will be used to discuss his contribution and all the provisions made to the act. The book The Elementary Education Act 1870 by Thomas Preston can be great help because it focuses on the Education Act only....   [tags: Education Act of 1870, England]

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A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

- When reading the novel A Passage to India or watching the film of the same name, the characters a reader or viewer remembers are Aziz, Adela, Ronny, Mrs. Moore, and many more. There is one character within the story that fails to receive the credit that is due to her: India herself. Throughout the entire novel, E. M. Forster provides thoughts and words for India, though she cannot truly speak. David Lean also attempts to create a separate persona for India in his film. The two of them, in their unique ways, managed to create an extra character with its own personality and motivations....   [tags: Aziz, Adela, Ronny, Mrs. Moore, ]

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The Machine Stops By Edward Morgan Forster

- ... In particular, I used the word “unmechanical” which does accord with its conventional definition, however I meant it to symbolize much more. An air hostess explains that she calls places on Earth “by their unmechanical names”. Unmechanical wasn’t just referring to the machine, but to society. As they start to deify the machine, the language I use such as, “all unrest was concentrated in the soul” greater affirms the needs for religious belief. Why did you start the book with “Imagine, if you can”....   [tags: Short story, Edgar Allan Poe, Short stories]

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The Politics of Sexuality in E.M. Forster’s Maurice

- Modernist writings have always been hailed for its nuanced relationship with sexuality. This paper looks at the ways E.M. Forster, one of the modernist writers on the fringes, deals with the discourses of sexuality different in ways different from other high modernists against the backdrop of the socio-cultural milieu which was extremely intolerant to homosexuality through his novel Maurice, written in 1913-14 and published posthumously in 1971. To what extent Forster’s homosexuality and his novel on same sex love negotiate with other homosexual writers and activists of the period....   [tags: Homosexuality in Literature]

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E.M Forster’s novel A Passage to India

- Leonard Woolf considers E.M Forster’s novel A Passage to India to be a representation of ‘’the real life of politics in India, the intricacy of personal relations, the story itself, the muddle and the mystery of life’’ (Jay, 1998). Fosters novel has been the subject of literary criticism from many angles given the highly controversial subject matter which is called into question as to whether it is a genuine representation of India under colonisation written from an objective experience, and whether this attempt to represent India is successful or a failure....   [tags: India Representation, Literary Analysis, Novel]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Where Angels Fear to Tread, by E.M. Forster

- “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” is a saying is commonly used to emphasize how ignorance can result in decisions that lead to unfavorable situations. Likewise, in Where Angels Fear to Tread, Edward Morgan Forster uses irony, point of view, and satire to effectively emphasize how stereotypes, prejudices, misunderstanding of cultural differences, and hypocrisy could lead to unfavorable circumstances. Where Angels Fear to Tread begins as a light and comedic novel but later develops to become more dense and tragic....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ignorance]

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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]

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Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Forster's Howards End

- ... She helped the poor, she made clothes for her children, and she comforted her forlorn husband as best as she could. Woolf says, “So boasting of her capacity to surround and protect, there was scarcely a shell of herself left for her to know herself by; all was so lavished and spent” (41). Only by helping others does Mrs. Ramsay enjoy life. Her entire life as well as her perception and self-identity revolve around fulfilling what she believes are the needs of other people. On the other hand, Lily Briscoe says about herself, “there was her father; her home; even, had she dared to say it, her painting....”she liked to be alone; she liked to be herself; she was not made for that......   [tags: potential for personal growth, character analysis]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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A Love Story in Italy in Forster’s Novel, A Room with A View

- ... Throughout the novel, the theme of transformation is shown thru the change Lucy and Charlotte go through. This theme is affected by Forster’s “light” and “darkness” throughout the novel because the light and darkness emphasize that Lucy’s forward thinking is desirable over Charlotte’s traditional thinking. The theme of transformation is affected by Forster’s “light” and “darkness” in the novel because they both emphasize how Lucy’s path in life is more favorable. At the beginning of the story, Forster reveals Lucy’s character when she enters her room with a view: “she opened the window and breathed clean night air, thinking of the kind old man who had enabled her to see the lights dancin...   [tags: society, undesirable, transformation]

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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...   [tags: Howards End Essays]

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Society´s Dependence on the Internet as in The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

- The Internet provides accuracy, productivity, and possibilities that would affect our day-to-day lives if suddenly missing. Because of man’s resiliency, I don’t think that we would experience Armageddon if the Internet stopped; our world would not be better or worse without the Internet. I believe our world would become different for a while; need and desire would quickly lead the way to new and improved technology to advance and rebuild a more powerful system. I believe that on a personal basis if the Internet were to be lost people would be affected in varying degrees....   [tags: technology, digital immigrants, digital natives]

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Analysis of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Forster's A Room With A View

- Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ utilises setting to reveal Darcy’s true character and allows Elizabeth to gain a true understanding of his nature. Pemberley estate is placed at the centre of the novel both literally and figuratively. In terms of Pemberley’s literal meaning, it informs the reader that the estate belongs to Darcy, while figuratively it reflects the charm of his character. Elizabeth Bennet’s visit to Pemeberly illuminates’ Darcy’s moral fibre, she is enchanted by its beauty and good taste; she is thrown by the vivid and vastly spread nature surrounding Pemeberly....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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How do Jane Austen and E.M Forster portray their heroines as remarkably independent?

- The independence of the heroines in “Pride and Prejudice” and “A Room With a View” can be defined by their unconventional views and the fearlessness that they display. In “Pride and Prejudice”, Austen presents her heroine Elizabeth as having unconventional views on marriage and society. It is clear that in Austen’s choice of Elizabeth she is presenting an alternative role model for the women of Regency society. Similarly, in “A Room With a View”, E.M Forster’s heroine Lucy demonstrates an independence and fearlessness in her choices which challenges society’s expectations....   [tags: Literature]

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A Room With a View: Victorian v. Edwardian

- A Room With a View is a novel written by E.M. Forster in 1908. In the novel, the protagonist, Lucy, must choose between her limited but safe Victorian lifestyle and the opportunity of an exciting but scary Edwardian future. This choice is reflected in the attitudes of the two men she considers marrying, Victorian Cecil Vyse or the Edwardian George Emerson. The characters in A Room With a View have extremely contrasting attitudes and behaviors because some are Victorian and others are Edwardian....   [tags: E.M. Forster novel analysis]

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Cultural Interactions between the British and the Native Characters

- In the novel, A passage to India, Forster tries to bring to light the cultural interactions between the native Indians and their colonialists the British. It considers if there may be a possibility of personal relationships between the natives the British so as to develop a mutual satisfaction. In this novel he, tries to consider if the natives can be able to connect with the British, and vice versa (Forster, 1979: 26). The novel explores the Anglo-Indian friendship, paying attention to describing the two societies that are to be found there; natives and the British....   [tags: pasage to india, forster]

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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]

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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]

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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 individua...   [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]

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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]

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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]

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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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A Passage to India

- There are people bustling, merchants selling, Anglo-Indians watching, and birds flying overhead. How many perspectives are there in this one snippet of life. They are uncountable, and that is the reality. Modernist writers strive to emulate this type of reality into their own work as well. In such novels, there is a tendency to lack a chronological or even logical narrative and there are also frequent breaks in narratives where the perspectives jump from one to another without warning. Because there are many points of view and not all of them are explained, therefore, modernist novels often tend to have narrative perspectives that suddenly shift or cause confusion....   [tags: Literary Analysis, E. M. Forster]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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. In the field of music, Chapin rose to stardom as a rock and roll performer and songwriter during the 1970's, introducing the world to a new style of music he created and popularized, the story-song....   [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]

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An Analysis of Anti-technology Themes in The Machine Stops and WALL-E

- 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]

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A Passage to India and Burmese Days

- ... Religion also facilitates the idea that, especially through Hinduism, everything can be united in love. In a way, this is similar to the idea of liberal humanism in which, if everyone is treated as an individual and approached with intelligence and goodwill, even those with differences can become friends. With religion, it seems as though, even though Aziz and Mrs. Moore come from very different backgrounds, they could be friends because, as Mrs. Moore tells her son Ronny, “God has put us on the earth in order to be pleasant to each other....   [tags: colonial issues, EM Forster, George Orwell]

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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]

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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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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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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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I Want to Become a Forester

- Foresters help to sustain private and public forests while managing the distribution of standing timber to different companies. I find this occupation very interesting because they manage important resources and protect important habitats. I became interested in this job when I learned about how huge the role forestry has in logging public and private forests. Without forestry to regulate logging companies forests could be stripped bare, and destroyed. Habitats would be ruined, animals would die, climates would change and without the replanting of trees eventually the timber industry would shut down....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]

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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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A Review of Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S. Forester

- Hornblower and the Hotspur by C.S Forester is a fictional account of lieutenant, soon to be captain Horatio Hornblower. This novel. But one in a series of stories outlining the accounts of lieutenant Hornblower. During the 18th century, England was asserting herself as a world sea power, and continued to dominate the high seas for the larger part of the 18th and 19th centuries. There are a multitude of factors in this story in which outline the real life day-to-day faring of a sea captain, the ship, her crew and their struggles in this era, such as: Blockades and privateering, navigation and seamanship, rations and supplies, and the issues of crew payment, recruiting and welfare....   [tags: peace, fictional naval hero]

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Howards End by E.M. Foster

- In the novel Howards End by E.M. Forster, the notion of connection is one that is evident throughout the novel. Forster captures this notion through the contrast of the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes who represent very different approaches to life. The Schlegel family represent the liberal intelligentsia and social attitudes of a rapidly expanding and changing London in the era in which this novel was written. With German ancestry their continental manners, philosophy and culture convey a cosmopolitanism that finds understanding and nourishment in their social circle....   [tags: The Schlegel family, Margaret and Henry]

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Relationship Between Foster And Foster Care

- Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is usually arranged through the government or a social-service agency. Family-based foster care is generally preferred to other forms of out of home care. Foster care is intended to be a short term solution until a permanent placement can be made. The first choice of adoptive parents is a relative such as an aunt, uncle or grandparent, which is known as kinship care....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Family, Child protection]

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Why Is Abuse A Foster Parent?

- Taking an unidentified, unloved child into your home to care for may be a difficult task, but who does it. Who should be qualified to do it. Why is abuse so common in foster care homes. Andrew from the novel Hope’s Boy opened my eyes to the hardship of fostering a child and being the child that is to enter into that type of home. Are there requirements to do this task. Though there are requirements, why is abuse and neglect still reported in foster children. Taking a look at the facts, and understanding the struggle of foster children, may result in change of the requirements to foster, therefore, lowering the reports of abuse....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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The Needs For Foster Care

- ... Regardless of opinion, it is ultimately the adult’s choice to proceed with the course of fostering. Trainings are a mandatory requirement for the parents to attend, but again, they focus on the adults and the needs of the foster children. The entire process is focused on the potential foster parents and the children in need of homes with little input from the birth children. In order for a home to be successful at fostering everyone that lives in the home must be agreeable to the situation and made aware beforehand of what to expect when taking in foster children....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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Foster Care and Its Effects

- Foster Care and Its Effects Many children are suffering due to various complications in their life. Children of all ages end up in the foster care system year after year. Their hardships influence them to feel really depressed and stoic. Many people do not read autobiographies, but the book, Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter teaches people about the complications of a first-hand foster child, how the foster care system is, and book reviews of famous authors and well-known magazines, as well....   [tags: Foster, Care, Courter]

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Effective Conversation With Foster Care

- ... Rock also states that, when children go through these events they suffer insecurities such as social, academic, emotional and many more problems. Children often times want to go back to their parents/guardians even if they were abused by them. They do not know any other life except being with their parent/guardian. Children may at times resent the person that takes them away from their homes. Sometimes the person that takes them out of their homes may be a social worker or some type of law enforcement....   [tags: Foster care, Fosterage]

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Children Of The Foster Care

- ... Hidden cameras were set up in Plainfield, New Jersey to catch the reactions of bystanders in the local twenty- four hour diner. There was a total of five bystanders of different race, background and gender that acted in the experiment. Comments made by Traci such as, “She would send him back”, “If Caleb could find a hamburger for under four dollars he could have one” and “I just did it for the extra money” evoked some of the bystanders. She berates and belittles him repeatedly in the public in front of others, also letting Ava know she accumulates a little over seven hundred dollars a month keeping him....   [tags: Foster care, Adoption, Fosterage]

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Foster Care System And Adoptions

- Foster Care System and Adoptions can be very beneficial to children, but it can also be a huge risk. It is very beneficial needed in the community; otherwise where would some children be. Although it’s also huge risk because it’s taking someone’s child away and one may never know how the biological parent may react. However, the beneficial portion outweighs the risk portion. There are many children in the world; every child has a parent. However, some parents are more mature than others. Some people are meant to be parents and, some people start out good parents but engage in some bad habits along the way....   [tags: Family, Adoption, Foster care]

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Adoption Vs. Foster Care

- ... Many children who are currently in foster care are in need of loving and caring homes. They need a place where they can grow and develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. According to The National Adoption Center, foster care is “a temporary arrangement in which adults provide for the care of a child or children whose birth parent is unable to care for them.” Children in this system often move from home to home and don 't have a stable, permanent place where they can call home....   [tags: Adoption, Foster care, Foster care adoption]

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The Effects Of Foster Care On Children

- ... According to the International Foster Care Organization “Foster care is a way of providing a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents.”(2004) Foster care is supposed to provide temporary care while parents get help dealing with problems, or to help children or young people through a difficult period in their lives. Children will return home once their parents are able to provide a safe enviorment for them. However if parent are unable to resolve the issues that cause their child in foster care their children may stay in long-term foster care, some may be adopted, and others will move on to live independently....   [tags: Family, Foster care, Adoption, Parent]

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Research On Education And Foster Care

- ... On the other hand, the National Center for Education Statistics reported a staggering 20.2 million non-foster kids expected to attend college in Fall 2015 alone. Negative educational outcomes for foster youth can be partially explained by their instability as well as lack of special education earlier on, however, further research is necessary to determine additional barriers to educational success. In the end, children in the foster system may not lack aspiration to be successful in school, but multiple barriers continue to make it difficult for them to do so....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Fosterage]

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Orphanages and Foster Care

- There is a great need to care for the neglected, abandoned, and orphaned children of the world. While most of the world uses orphanages to accommodate this need, the United States uses the foster care program. Both programs are beneficial, but the foster care system better tends to the needs of these orphaned children. When orphanages were first established in the United States, they accomplished the task that they were set up to do. Orphanages began in the 1800’s during the industrial boom (Keiger)....   [tags: Social Issues, Foster Children]

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Privatizing The Foster Care System

- ... The smaller outreach of these private agencies causes them to be less experienced than state agencies making them qualified. The faster completion of home studies and placement of children may sound like a positive aspect to families who are fostering for the right reasons but, for families abusing the system this makes it easier to get children into unsafe homes. Some agencies have even began to place children with convicted criminals which often leads to tragic endings. The story of two-year-old Viola, placed in the household of two convicted criminals, provides an example of the possible tragic ending as she died after a drunken foster parent beat her (White)....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection, Adoption]

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Ellen Foster, By Kayne Gibbons

- ... The story eventually shifts towards her stay with her free-spirited teacher, Julia. After finding bruises on her arm, caused by her father 's domestic abuse, Julia and her husband Roy invite Ellen for a temporary stay at their residence. Ellen’s stay with Julia and Roy is joyful and she begins to feel like a child under the care of parents. The question of Ellen 's custody arises, as Ellen 's father tries to bribe Ellen to come back and live with him. This question is settled in court, as Ellen 's grandmother--mama mama--, is now in charge of her well-being....   [tags: Family, African American, Foster care]

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The Failures Of The Foster Care System

- ... By law, a birth parent may only be allowed to see the child once a week, it all depends on the judge 's rulings. An outside of the family foster parent is better at upholding this standard. Kinship care may have more chances to break this standard. Some may say that kinship care is best because putting the child back into their family will bring the child stability. However, it can do more harm than good. Some foster families may have more funds or just more access to activities that help the child thrive....   [tags: Foster care, Family, Adoption, Aging out]

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The Impact Of Growing Up On Foster Care

- Background The impact of growing up in foster care creates a plethora of barriers, inhibiting a foster youths chances of attending college and finding academic success. It is estimated that 65% of foster youth will emancipate into homelessness, less than 3% will go to college and 51% will be unemployed (Children Uniting Nations, 2015). Serval major factors serve as barriers including home mobility, school mobility, mental health concerns, social difficulties, lack of financial support, lack of access to college, and social difficulties....   [tags: Foster care, Child protection]

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Foster Care Is A Reality For Many Children

- Foster care is a reality for many children. At any point in time there is approximately 400,540 children in foster care with about 34% of these children spending and average stay of one to eleven months at a time with a foster family(Harden,2015). The need for foster care is crucial to help children and their families. The role of both a foster family and social worker aides the effectiveness of the care provided, it has many advantages and is also accompanied by disadvantages and issues that prevent foster care from being efficient....   [tags: Foster care, Family]

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