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Howards End

Howards End

by E.M. Forster

Howards End Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. What is the significance of Howards End, the house? Why might Forster have named his book after it?
  2. What do you think ultimately matters more in the world Forster presents, love or money?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?

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