by E.M. Forster
Howards End Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What is the significance of Howards End, the house? Why might Forster have named his book after it?
- What do you think ultimately matters more in the world Forster presents, love or money?
- Why does the country have such symbolic weight in the novel? What does the city represent? Is the city seen as uniformly bad, or does it have redeeming qualities?
- What function do you think the character of Mrs. Wilcox plays? What does Margaret mean when she wonders if everyone else is simply a part of Mrs. Wilcox's mind?